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Langlade County, Wisconsin

Langlade County is a county located in the U. S. state of Wisconsin. As of the 2010 census, the population was 19,977, its county seat is Antigo. Langlade County was created on March 1879 as New County, it was renamed Langlade County, in honor of Charles de Langlade, on February 20, 1880, organized on February 19, 1881. The county's original borders extended northward from the top of Shawano County up to the Michigan state line. Between 1881 and 1885, the borders of Langlade County changed as nearby Lincoln and Shawano counties added or gave up area. Langlade lost its northernmost area along the Michigan border to Forest County when it was created in 1885. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 888 square miles, of which 871 square miles is land and 17 square miles is water; the highest point in the county is at the foot of the Basswood Lookout Tower west of Summit Lake Oneida County - northwest Forest County - northeast Oconto County - east Menominee County - southeast Shawano County - south Marathon County - southwest Lincoln County - west Nicolet National Forest As of the census of 2000, there were 20,740 people, 8,452 households, 5,814 families residing in the county.

The population density was 24 people per square mile. There were 11,187 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 97.93% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.20% from other races, 0.87% from two or more races. 0.82 % of the population were Latino of any race. 49.4% were of German, 8.6% Polish, 6.2% Irish and 5.8% American ancestry. There were 8,452 households out of which 29.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% were married couples living together, 8.20% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.20% were non-families. 26.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 6.50% from 18 to 24, 26.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, 18.80% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.60 males. In 2017, there were 196 births, giving a general fertility rate of 68.3 births per 1000 women aged 15–44, the 20th highest rate out of all 72 Wisconsin counties. Additionally, there were 6 reported induced abortions performed on women of Langlade County residence in 2017. U. S. Highway 45 Highway 17 Highway 47 Highway 52 Highway 55 Highway 64 KAIG - Langlade County AirportThe county owns and operates the Langlade County Airport which serves both the local and transient general aviation community. Antigo White Lake Elcho Post Lake Summit Lake Kent/Drexel Van Ostrand National Register of Historic Places listings in Langlade County, Wisconsin Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties of Waupaca, Wood, Lincoln, Vilas and Shawano. Chicago: J. H. Beers, 1895. Dessureau, Robert M. History of Langlade County, Wisconsin. Antigo, Wis.: Berner Bros. 1922.

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Blitta Prefecture

Blitta is a prefecture and town located in the Centrale Region of Togo. Blitta has an area of 2,973 miles and there is 200 or more villages in the area. Blitta is created by the settlement of several ethnic groups in the colonial period; this settlement follows three phases and was retaken by French colonizers between 1924 and 1956. The migratory movement takes its paroxysm in the year 1925 and 1928, with the construction of the railway system; the railroad has been assembled in phases by beginning in the village Agbonou and ending in Blitta, 112 miles long. The area has developed from once only being known as Blitta-Gare to expanding into one of the biggest areas in the Central Region. With the incorporation of the four town villages, which consist of Blitta-village, Waragni and Yaloumbè. Blitta is crossed by the National Road, which has a length of about 260 miles from Lomé to Blitta. However, this road is not in the best condition, it has many potholes and is narrow. It is the only road that goes from the main port in Lomé to the northern part of the region, so there are all types of traffic that travel on it ranging from 18-wheelers, motto’s, taxis cars and people traveling on foot.

Safety is a priority while traveling on this road. Blitta has grown due to the successful settlement. Blitta-Gare and Blitta-carrefour together formed the commune; this area went from about 2,611 inhabitants in the first census in 1960 to 6,636 inhabitants for the second in 1981 and 26,095 inhabitants in 2011. The new communal perimeter, includes three other villages: Doufouli, Yaloumbe; these territories have helped increase the population as of today to 30,065 inhabitants. There are many different ethnic groups in Blitta; the majority of ethnic groups that reside here are Kabye, Losso, Tchamba, Bassar, Djerma, Moba and Adja. Concerning the religion, the majority of the population is Muslim. However, some citizens still practice traditional African religion. Catholicism is one of the faiths practiced by Christians here. In Blitta, there are one in Blitta-Gare and the other in Blitta-Carrefour. Protestantism is another popular faith group in Blitta. Another faith, practiced here is Jehovah Witness.

It is one of the smaller communities here in Blitta. Islam is prominent in Blitta among Kotokoli people. Many festivals are performed in Blitta; the names of these celebrations are Kamou, Kondona, Sintoudjandjagou and Boyila. Kamou is the traditional dance of the Kaybè people; this takes place during the period of harvest. Akpéma and Kondona are the festivals; this ceremony is an initiation. Sintoudjandjagou and Kpatchama rituals focus on being joyful of life and the blessing they have received throughout the year. Boyila has a literal meaning, to do something for tomorrow; this commemoration is a feast of yams. It takes place on the 18th of August every year; this ceremony announces the maturity of the yams. On that day, every native returns home to begin the celebration early the next morning; the drums are. The priest pours Tchoukoutou, the local beer of Togo, cooked yam with palm oil over the Gods. After eating Foufou, pounded yam the people go the main square to dance; these performances are meant to remind the community of their cultural values.

They represent the true value of the indigenous community. The agriculture is the most important activity in Blitta because the majority of the population farms, they grow crops such as corn, cassava, millet, soy and rice. Sometimes their stores are empty because of infertility of the rarity of rain, they use out dated farming tools such as machetes. The work is difficult on the farmers. For the trade, women sell many things along the roadside such as gari, groundnut, yams and cheese. All these activities allows them to save money to use to pay their children’s school fees; the climate of Blitta is tropical and semi humid with two seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. From the beginning of April to the middle of October is the rainy season. At the end of October, early November the dry season begins until the following April; the river Anié and other neighboring rivers such as You, Toulé, Kpawa water the town of Blitta. All these rivers are characterized by seasonal variations. In the dry season the flow of the rivers are at zero.

At this time the people of Blitta suffer because the water level is so scarce. There are two markets. One of the markets is in Blitta-Gare, opened every Friday; the other market is held every Sunday. In these markets you can find anything from yams, beans, chickens, to school supplies and clothes, it is Blitta’s shopping mall. Tchoukoutou, Togo’s local beer is a big commodity sold here. Both markets are accessible no matter where you are in Blitta. For people needing a place to stay, there are couple of hotels in Blitta: Sapin, Boyila, le balafon, le Campement... There is a cultural center in Blitta-Gare that holds conferences and most of the town’s festivals. Blitta has only one way to announce The Radio Etincèle; this radio station was created in 2001 and is on the air everyday from 5 o’clock in the morning to 10 o’clock in the evening. It is located in Blitta-Gare, across from Lycée de Blitta. Blitta is a town of many schools; this being

Northern Conference cricket team

The Northern Conference cricket team played first-class and List A cricket in New Zealand in the 1997-98 and 1998-99 seasons. New Zealand Cricket established the Shell Conference in 1997 in response to two problems. First, the Shell Trophy, the first-class competition contested by the six major association teams, was becoming expensive to run in its double round robin format. Second, it was felt that the standard of New Zealand cricket would be improved by holding a competition in which the six teams combined to make three teams, adding a team from overseas to make a four-team single round robin format; the three domestic teams were: Northern Conference, which selected its players from Northern Districts and Auckland Central Conference, which selected its players from Central Districts and Wellington Southern Conference, which selected its players from Canterbury and OtagoThe overseas teams were Bangladesh in 1997-98 and Pakistan A in 1998-99. The format was abandoned after the 1998-99 season.

In 2000-01 the Plunket Shield resumed its place as New Zealand’s only first-class competition, returning to its double round robin format. Northern Conference played seven first-class matches, drawing four and losing one, they played four List A matches, losing the next two. 1997-98: Captained by Dion Nash, Northern Conference won the first-class competition in 1997-98. They won their first two matches—Bangladesh by an innings and Southern Conference by 86 runs—and finished on top of the table after the round robin drew the final against Southern Conference with a first-innings lead. Of the seven centuries scored in the competition, Northern Conference batsmen scored four: two to Mark Bailey and one each to Nash and Blair Pocock. Of the 10 bowlers who took 10 or more wickets in the competition, four were Northern Conference bowlers, of whom Mark Haslam had the best average, 13 wickets at 13.23.1998-99: Again captained by Nash in 1998-99, Northern Conference drew their first match when a sub-standard pitch caused its abandonment, drew their last, curtailed by rain.

In between they lost by an innings to Central Conference. They finished last. None of their batsmen scored a century, their best bowler was Daniel Vettori, who took nine wickets. Shell Conference Northern Conference at CricketArchive Shell Conference 1997-98 at Cricinfo Shell Conference 1998-99 at Cricinfo

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego? (2011 video game)

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? was a Learning Company Facebook puzzle game released in 2011. It was an adaption of the 90s Carmen Sandiego games of the same title; the game, released along with another "blast from the past" The Oregon Trail, was developed by Blue Fang Games and released by The Learning Company. This version, a remake of the first Carmen Sandiego game, was announced via a trailer on YouTube and was released on the social network site Facebook on February 9, 2011; the game was taken down in 2012. Dubbin, one of the developers, explained that he wrote a spec for Blue Fang, "with the kind of clues I might do and the sort of material you might get", he put together a series of sample clues. Because of the scale involved, a team was assembled to write them; the developers acknowledged the effects of a search engine like Google to the fact-finding nature of Carmen Sandiego, incorporated this into their design. Players began the game in the Chief’s office in the ACME headquarters in San Francisco, where they could check which cases were available to choose.

After accepting one of the available cases, players started by the traveling to the first crime scene. Much like in the original games, players could travel through the city to search for and collect clues. Important information was listed in the clue log; the player could fly to the next destination. If in the new location people gave you additional clues, the player was in the right place; the suspect list was narrowed down until only one option remained, a warrant could be issued for the suspect's arrest. Without a correct warrant, one could not pass the case. Players had a certain number in-game days to complete the case, which were defined by the distance traveled between two geographic locations, not by real-time. Shortcuts could be bought by spending Facebook Credits. If players missed the deadline, the suspect would escape and the case would be closed without a reward being issued; this version included 86 world cities that players could visit: The game has received positive reviews. Matthew Booth of Avault gave the game a rating of 3/5 stars.

He notes that "it might not possess all of the characteristics of a AAA game, but it’s entertaining and a good option if you’re at work and need to kill a few minutes." He comments that "if you find yourself stuck on a clue, you can cheat like I did and enlist the help of Google, or you can request help from your friends." His closing comments are "it’s free and you’re wasting time on FB, so what’s to lose? But don’t expect anything worth the if Carmen Sandiego had zombies, maybe I’d stay interested". Out of the options "Skip it", "Play it" or "Buy it", he suggested "Play it". Dan Zuccarelli of Gamezebo gave the game rating of 4 1/2 stars out of 5, he comments that "the great news is that the game’s transition to Facebook doesn’t detract from it in any way. Quite the opposite actually. Jet setting, clue solving, criminal catching is as fun as ever", he adds that playing on the social medium allows players to ask their friends for help or get them to take part in your cases. However, he says that in the pre-internet era of Carmen Sandiego games, players were equipped with a "big desk reference book" that allowed them to search for answers to clues they were given throughout the cases.

However now with Google and Wikipedia "only a browser tab away", it is hard to resist the temptation of getting the correct answer immediately. He said that he was addicted to the game and kept saying "just one more case!". His closing comments were that "Carmen Sandiego’s engaging and educational gameplay is just as good now as it was way back when". While the pros were its engaging and educational gameplay, great presentation, the cons were it having not enough visual variety. On Common Sense Media, the game is rated 2/5 for positive messages, 2/5 for positive role models, 3/5 for ease of play and 2/5 for consumerism; the review notes that "the game does not push its premium currency on the player as aggressively as other titles, the game is enjoyable without needing it". It gave the game an overall rating of 5/5 stars, arguing that the game is "essentially the same game as its PC counterpart", as opposed to its Oregon Trail counterpart which "resulted in a commercial and arguably less fun experience".

It adds that "cases seem to be randomly generated and there are more than a dozen suspects, so replay value is good". The site advises. How 2 Colbert staffers and a game journalist rewrote carmen sandiego for facebook


The Debt Management and Financial Analysis System Programme is a programme managed by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, in Geneva. The objectives of the DMFAS Programme are to assist countries to develop administrative and legal structures for effective debt management; the Programme's debt management software system is installed in over ninety government institutions exclusively ministries of finance and/or central banks. In 1975, the inter-sessional oversight body of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, the Trade and Development Board, endorsed a recommendation of an UNCTAD Ad hoc Group of Governmental Experts which were that UNCTAD “be invited to participate in the multilateral debt negotiations on the same basis as the representatives of other international organizations”; the intention was that UNCTAD–formally in the capacity of an observer–help the debtor countries present their case to the creditors. However, the resolution did not specify which negotiations.

The fourth UNCTAD Conference, UNCTAD IV, in May 1976, requested the UNCTAD Secretary-General to convene a new “Ad hoc Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Debt and Development Problems”. This group met on a regular basis from 1976 to 1983; the Expert's Group worked to produce a draft on sovereign debt renegotiation and retroactive terms of aid. In March 1978, the TDB in its Special Session IX at Ministerial level, adopted by consensus Resolution 165 S-IX, which said that sovereign debt problems should be addressed in “an appropriate multilateral framework consisting of interested parties”; this was understood to be an implicit reference to the Paris Club as the only “appropriate multilateral framework”, opened the door to UNCTAD participation to this forum based on TDB Resolution 132. In the negotiation of Resolution 165, OECD countries made substantial concessions on debt relief but resisted the formal introduction of a debt restructuring mechanism; this resolution implicitly introduced the Paris Club as the “appropriate multilateral framework” for international consideration of debt problems of developing countries, as noted earlier.

Part A of the resolution contained an agreement on “retroactive terms adjustment” on aid for a group of 30 least developed countries. Some OECD countries that had decided to give aid as grants implemented this resolution by cancelling old debts, making this a precursor of the Heavily Indebted Poor Countries Initiative; the debate ended in September 1980. Part B of the resolution contains the “Detailed Features for Future Operations Relating to the Debt Problems of Interested Developing Countries”; the Resolution was adopted without dissent, albeit with France abstaining to emphasise its strict neutrality, being the host of the debt renegotiations, as this time the resolution made explicit reference to the Paris Club as the recognised multilateral forum for bilateral debt rescheduling. Part B of resolution 222, the “Detailed Features for Future Operations Relating to the Debt Problems of Interested Developing Countries”, were in fact an agreed “code of conduct” for official debt rescheduling as only governments were represented when it was adopted.

Since 1979, based on TDB Resolutions 132 and 165 S-IX, UNCTAD has attended all Paris Club meetings that involved developing countries or economies in transition. The UNCTAD Division, nominated to attend the Paris Club was the “Money and Development Division”, lead at the time by Mr Gerasimos Arsenis; this Division had in charge, among other duties, the economic forecasts for the Trade and Development Report, one of UNCTAD's flagship reports. The quantitative team of this Division belonged to the Trade and Projections Branch, which officers were commissioned since 1979 to help countries in debt difficulties to present their cases to the Paris Club; the reason for this was that the staffs of that branch maintained a set of econometric models for major developing countries around the world, had the quantitative skills for calculating additional flows needed to close the balance of payment gap, either through new flows or/and through rescheduling of debt. This team was composed by Kenneth Ruffing team leader.

When UNCTAD started to support countries attending debt rescheduling negotiations in 1979, data were needed to make calculations. The first difficulty the Trade and Projections Branch staffs encountered was the lack of information on external debt of debtor countries: they did not know how much they owed, to what countries and what creditors, in what currencies the loans had to be repaid, when the payments were falling due and who the national debtors were; the idea of creating a Computer-Based Debt Management System came out naturally after this experience. The Branch staffs representing UNCTAD at the Paris Club in the early 1980s confirmed this

ASEC Mimosas

The Association Sportive des Employés de Commerce Mimosas Mimosas Commerce Employees' Sporting Association, is an Ivorian football club based in Abidjan. The club is known as ASEC Mimosas Abidjan and ASEC Abidjan in international club competitions. Founded in 1948, they are the most successful side in Ivorian football, having won the Ivorian Premier Division 24 times and the 1998 CAF Champions League. In addition, ASEC's Académie MimoSifcom has produced a number of famous players now based in top foreign leagues, including Bonaventure Kalou, Didier Zokora, Emmanuel Eboué, Salomon Kalou, Boubacar Barry, Didier Ya Konan, Kolo Touré and Yaya Touré, all of whom have played internationally. ASEC Mimosas was founded on 1 January 1948 by a group of businessmen from Western Africa and France; the club originates from a place called Sol-béni in Abidjan-M'pouto, which today is the name of their training complex. In the following years, ASEC competed in the Championship of Abidjan together with their eternal rival Africa Sports, with their first professional coach being Frenchman Guy Fabre in 1954.

Fabre shaped the club's philosophy of que les enfants s'amusent... en jouant au football. After Independence in 1960, ASEC won its first title in the newly found Premier Division in 1963. In the early 1970s, ASEC rose to power by winning the league title 5 out of 6 possible times from 1970 to 1975; this was the era of players as Laurent Pokou and Eustache Manglé. In the next years, it was Africa Sports who dominated the league, with ASEC winning only once in 1980. On 19 November 1989, advocate Roger Ouégnin was elected as club president. In his wish to professionalize the club, he introduced Philippe Troussier as coach from 1989 till 1992; this was the time for ASEC to return to old strength, winning the championship six consecutive times between 1990 and 1995. ASEC provided the backbone of the national team that won the 1992 African Cup of Nations, including key members of the side such as Ben Badi, Donald-Olivier Sié and Basile Aka Kouamé. After having qualified for the semi-finals five times before, ASEC won the CAF Champions League in 1998.

For some players, this was the chance to sign for a European club, for example team captain Tchiressoua Guel, who joined Olympique de Marseille afterwards. A few years ASEC bet their own record by winning the league seven consecutive times between 2000 and 2006. In 1993, former French national player Jean-Marc Guillou joined the club staff as director and financier. Together with chairman Roger Ouégnin, he founded the Académie MimoSifcom at Sol Béni. In the following weeks, they started to scout amongst thousands of young kids to form the first promotions to receive coaching and education. In 1999, following ASECs success in the 1998 Champions League, ASEC faced Espérance Sportive de Tunis in the CAF Super Cup, but most of the old players had left the club or at least wanted to. So Guillou and Ouégnin decided to replace the old squad with the first products of the Academy, most of them only aged around 17/18 years; the own protested against this measure and Espérance's president Slim Chiboub called it a "scandal to be playing against children".

However, the young ASEC squad beat their opponents by 3 to 1 goals and brought in the second big international title for their club. Amongst others, Boubacar'Copa' Barry, Kolo Touré, Didier Zokora, Gilles Yapi Yapo, Siaka Tiéné, Abdoulaye Djire, Venance Zézé, Aruna Dindane were part of that squad; when Guillou became manager of Belgian side K. S. K. Beveren in 2001, many of the Academy's players joined him; as a result, the Belgian team consisted out of Ivorian players for several years. These could use Beveren as a chance to show their talent to top European clubs. Players as Yaya Touré, Arthur Boka, Emmanuel Eboué, Gervinho and Copa all had their time in Beveren; this lasted till 2006, when Beveren broke up with ASEC Mimosas. ASEC linked up with Charlton Athletic; the following clubs are affiliated with ASEC: Charlton Feyenoord Fetteh ASECs youth academy has been described as the crown jewel of African football. The academy started by Roger Ouégnin and Jean-Marc Guillou in 1993 at ASEC's training complex has since produced many international stars.

The student-athletes are given an education, for which they take classes in math, geography, French and Spanish. The students have two training sessions a day, they play get health care and tutoring. As of 06 February 2019Note: Flags indicate national team. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality. for transfers see: ASEC Mimosas transfers The club's colours are yellow and black. Together with their biggest rival Africa Sports National, they contest the most important ivorian football derby; these two are the only clubs allowed to play their home games in Stade Félix Houphouët-Boigny. ASEC has, after own declarations, more than 8,000,000 fans in Ivory Coast and 15,000,000 in the whole region; the fans are called the Actionnaires. They are organised in the CNACO, which consists out of 350 commissions. ASEC holds the world record for unbeaten league games, racking up 108 league and domestic cup games without loss between 1989 and 1994 before they were beaten by SO Armee.