Lee County is a county located in east central Alabama. As of the 2010 census the population was 140,247; the county seat is Opelika, the largest city is Auburn. The county is named for General Robert E. Lee, who served as General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States in 1865. Lee County comprises the Auburn-Opelika, AL Metropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Columbus-Auburn-Opelika, GA-AL Combined Statistical Area. Lee County was established by the State Legislature on December 5, 1866, out of parts of Macon, Tallapoosa and Russell counties. In an election to determine the county seat, Opelika was chosen over Salem. In 1923, Phenix City, located in the southeastern corner of Lee County, merged with the town of Girard, located in the northeastern corner of Russell County. To prevent the new town of Phenix City from straddling the Lee-Russell line, Lee County ceded to Russell County the 10 square miles in the southeastern corner surrounding Phenix City in exchange for 20 square miles in the northwest corner of Russell County surrounding the unincorporated community of Marvyn.
This territory is. On March 3, 2019, a series of tornadoes hit the county, injuring others; the deaths and injuries occurred in the community of Beauregard, situated south-east of the Auburn-Opelika metropolitan area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 616 square miles, of which 608 square miles is land and 8.3 square miles is water. The county straddles the fall line between the Piedmont region to the north, the Gulf coastal plain to the south. Thus, northern areas of the county are hillier compared to southern areas of the county. Chambers County Harris County, Georgia Muscogee County, Georgia Russell County Macon County Tallapoosa County As of the census of 2000, there were 115,092 people, 45,702 households, 27,284 families living in the county; the population density was 189 people per square mile. There were 50,329 housing units at an average density of 83 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 74.1% White, 22.7% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.6% Asian, <0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, 0.9% from two or more races.
1.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 45,702 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.1% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 40.3% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.03. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 22.7% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 17.8% from 45 to 64, 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males. The median income for a household in the county was $30,952, the median income for a family was $46,781. Males had a median income of $33,598 versus $23,228 for females; the per capita income for the county was $17,158. About 11.1% of families and 21.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.3% of those under age 18 and 12.0% of those age 65 or over.
As of the census of 2010, there were 140,247 people, 55,682 households, 33,692 families living in the county. The population density was 227.7 people per square mile. There were 62,391 housing units at an average density of 101.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 71.3% White, 22.7% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. 3.3 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 55,682 households out of which 28.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.1% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 39.5% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 3.03. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 20.5% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, 9.1% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 28.3 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males. The median income for a household in the county was $40,894, the median income for a family was $59,112. Males had a median income of $42,335 versus $31,766 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,794. About 11.0% of families and 19.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over. Among the principal governmental functions vested in Alabama counties are law enforcement. Lee County is governed by a six-member County Commission, composed of a Chairman and five Commissioners; the Probate Judge, who serves as Chairman of the County Commission, is elected countywide for a six-year term. The other five members of the
Shimit Amin is an Indian film director and editor. He is best known for the award-winning film Chak De! India starring Shah Rukh Khan, he is married to screenwriter Megha Ramaswamy. Amin grew up in Florida, in the United States. While Shimit Amin was enamored with film culture from an early age, his parents pressed him to be more conventional in his college studies. After playing a significant role in organizing and promoting North Florida's first international film festival, The 1991 Asian/Asian American International Film Festival, in Jacksonville, Shimit moved to Miami and worked on industrial/corporate and small independent film projects. After about a year in Miami, Amin traveled to California where he worked on independent films before beginning to work, in many behind the camera roles with major Hollywood directors. Amin's energy, film knowledge and high quality work attracted the attention of Bollywood filmmakers. From Los Angeles, Mr. Amin moved on to working in the Indian film Industry.
He received an editing position on the Hindi film Bhoot through a friend while still living in L. A, it was during this time. The film was a box office success, he next became involved with Chak De! India,' which opened to critical and financial success, his latest film, Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year, reunited him with two colleagues from Chak De! India: screenwriter Jaideep Sahni and Yash Raj Films. 2004 - Ab Tak Chhappan 2007 - Chak De! India 2009 - Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year 2012 - The Reluctant Fundamentalist - Film Editor 2013 - Shuddh Desi Romance - Served as a consultant Winner National Film Awards2008 - National Film Award for Best Popular Film Providing Wholesome Entertainment for Chak De IndiaFilmfare Awards2008 - Best Film Critics for Chak De IndiaIIFA Awards2008 - Best Director for Chak De IndiaApsara Awards2008 - Best Director for Chak De IndiaStardust Awards2008 - Best Director in Editor Choice for Chak De IndiaOther Awards2007 - CNN-IBN Indian of the Year for Chak De India 2008 - V.
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The Shopian rape and murder case is the abduction and murder of two young women by Indian troops in mysterious circumstances between 29 and 30 May 2009 at Bongam, Shopian district in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. Two women who were sisters-in-law went missing from their orchard on the way home on 29 May 2009; the next day morning, their bodies were found both one kilometer apart. Local police rejected the allegations saying. Neelofar Jan, aged 22 and Aasiya Jan, aged 17 were resided in Bongam, Shopian. Neelofar Jan was married to Shakeel Ahmed Ahangar and the couple had a two-year-old son. Aasiya Jan was the daughter of Abdul Gani Ahangar, she had secured a distinction in her matriculation exams in the year preceding her'death. The villagers alleged that both were murdered by the security forces. A protest called up by a separatist leader turned violent and the administration declared a curfew-like situation lasted for over 47 days. A press release by the police on 30 May stated "Post-mortem conducted revealed no marks on the dead bodies including private parts."
No FIR was registered for either rape or murder and the government of Jammu and Kashmir ordered for a judicial probe by Justice Muzaffar Jan into the incident because of people's lack of faith in police investigations. In a strange twist to the Shopian rape and murder case, the doctor who conducted the post-mortem of the victims has told investigators that she submitted her own vaginal swab samples instead of one of the victim's. On 7 June 2009, Jammu and Kashmir police filed FIR of rape and murder following widespread protest across the state. While on 31 May 2009, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, appointed Muzaffar Jan to carry out the probe and complete the inquiry in one month's time; the Superintendent of Police, Dr Haseeb Mughal, The Chief Prosecuting Officer, Abdul Majid Dar, were to assist in the probe, headed by Justice Muzaffar Jan. The report would be subsequently tabled in the state assembly to make it public; the notification issued in this regard by the Home Department said that the Commission shall: ascertain whether there had been any foul play in their death and, if so, identify the person/persons responsible.
Perform all other functions necessary for holding of inquiry and submit its report within one month from the date of the notification. Ascertain whether there was any failure on the part of any government department in the conduct of any investigation or handling of the post-incident situation; the Commission, appointed in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3 of the J&K Commission of Inquiry Act, shall recommend action as deemed necessary against the person/persons involved/responsible and suggest action as may be necessary to ensure non-repetition of such incidents. The government has further directed that the provisions of sub-section 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of Section 5 of Commission of Inquiry Act shall be applicable to the Commission; the final report filed by Justice Jan Commission is summarised in seven parts. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 The High Court Bar Association, on 1 June 2009, rejected the probe ordered by the government demanding a sitting Judge of High Court or Chief Justice to carry out the probe instead of a retired Justice, Muzaffar Jan, while separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani demanded Amnesty International to probe the incident and urged the High Court Bar Association to probe the matter at their own level so that the people could know the truth.
However, the Advocate General of Jammu and Kashmir, Muhammad Ishaq Qadri commented that the Commission of Inquiry headed by a sitting or a retired judge does not make any difference regarding the legality of its findings, which are recommendatory in nature in both the cases. Unionist leader of the opposition in the assembly and the PDP president, Mahbooba Mufti rejected the government's inquiry commission into the case, called upon the prime minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, to review the performance of the state's ruling coalition as according to her, it had failed to extent of not registering an FIR of rape and murder in the case; as soon as the news about the incident spread in the Kashmir valley, spontaneous protests started. These protests were followed by the strike call by the secessionist leaders. Demands for justice, self-determination and removal of the Indian forces started; as soon as the protests started and Indian armed forces in order to halt the protests batten charged the protesters and fired repeated tear gas canisters.
Many separatist leaders were jailed. 1998 Ajmer serial gang rapes case Rape in Kashmir Conflict Zakoora and Tengpora massacre Gawakadal massacre Sopore massacre Kathua Rape Case Love jihad Sexual jihad Brides of ISIL Rape in India "Shopian case: Doctor submits own vaginal swab". Militarisation with Impunity: A Brief on Rape and Murder in Shopian, Kashmir, a report by an NGO called International People's Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Kashmir
Charles Liddell, was an English railway engineer. Born in County Durham, he was the son of Henry George Liddell, Rector of Easington, his older brother was Henry Liddell. A student and educated by George Stephenson, he became involved in a number of Stephenson's projects, including the Grand Junction Railway and London and Birmingham Railway, he subsequently went into partnership with L. D. B. Gordon, becoming Chief Engineer of the Newport, Abergavenny & Hereford Railway, where he drew the specifications for both the wrought iron Crumlin Viaduct and the stone Hengoed Viaduct. After surveying the route for the Bedford and Cambridge Railway, he was Chief Engineer for the London extensions for both the Midland Railway, Great Central Main Line. In 1838, whilst studying at the Freiburg School of Mines, Germany, L. D. B. Gordon visited the mines at Clausthal, met Wilhelm Albert. Impressed by what he saw, he wrote to his friend Robert Stirling Newall, urging him to "Invent a machine for making wire ropes."
On receipt of Gordon's letter, Newall designed a wire rope machine. On Gordon's return to the UK in 1839, he formed a partnership with Newall and Liddell, registering R. S. Newall and Company in Dundee. On 17 August 1840, Newall took out a patent for "certain improvements in wire rope and the machinery for making such rope," and R. S. Newall and Company commenced making wire ropes for "Mining, Ships' Rigging, other purposes". Liddell died in London on 10 August 1894
Sahar Aslam is a former Scottish international cricketer. Her career for the Scottish national side spanned from 2003 to 2011, included three One Day International matches at the 2003 IWCC Trophy. Born in Ireland, Aslam first played representative cricket for a Scottish team in 2002, when she represented the national under-21 side on a tour of England and at the European Under-21 Championship, her senior debut came the following year, at the age of 20, when she played in three of Scotland's five games at the IWCC Trophy in the Netherlands. All matches at the tournament, the qualifier for the 2005 World Cup, held ODI status, which meant Aslam became one of the few women to represent Scotland at that level. However, she had little influence in her appearances, bowling three overs without taking a wicket and failing to score a single run from her three innings. Aslam's next major international tournament was the 2007 edition of the European Championship, played in the Netherlands. Although she performed poorly there, she was included in the Scottish squad for the 2008 World Cup Qualifier in South Africa, went on to play in all five of her team's matches.
Her best performance there came against Papua New Guinea, 2/19 from ten overs in the fifth-place playoff semi-final. In the year, Aslam was included in Scotland's squad for its second appearance in the Women's County Championship, the English domestic competition, she remained a regular for the team until her retirement in 2011, aged 28, with her final season including matches in the County Championship, the European Championship, the European Twenty20 Championship. Her club cricket had been played for Aberdeenshire. Sahar Aslam at ESPNcricinfo Sahar Aslam at CricketArchive
John William De Forest was an American soldier and writer of realistic fiction, best known for his Civil War novel Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty. De Forest was born in Seymour, the son of a prosperous cotton manufacturer, he did not attend college, but instead pursued independent studies abroad, where he was a student in Latin, became a fluent speaker of French and Spanish. While yet a youth, he spent four years traveling in Europe, two years in the Levant, residing chiefly in Syria. In 1850, he again visited Europe, making extensive tours through Great Britain, Italy, Germany and Asia Minor. From that time, he wrote short stories for periodicals, having authored several books. One of his earliest works, The History of the Indians of Connecticut, from the Earliest known Period to 1850, shows his interest in history. Written from 1847 to 1850, The History of the Indians of Connecticut is critical of the settlers treatment of the Pequots and of King Philip's War, somewhat surprising given the early date of the scholarship.
The non-fictional work foreshadows De Forest's fiction in its subject and occasional violence. The honorary degree of A. M. was conferred upon him by Amherst College in 1859. With the advent of the American Civil War, De Forest returned to the United States; as a captain in the Union Army, he organized a company from New Haven, the 12th Connecticut Volunteers. He served in the field until January 1865, taking an active part under Maj. Gen. Godfrey Weitzel's command in the southwestern states, under Philip Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. Graphic descriptions of battle scenes in Louisiana, of Sheridan's battles in the valley of the Shenandoah, were published in Harper's Monthly during the war by Major De Forest, present on all the occasions thus mentioned, though experiencing forty-six days under fire, received but one trifling wound. De Forest mustered out from the volunteer army in 1865 with the brevet rank of major. After being mustered out of the army with the rest of the Veteran Reserve Corps of which he was the adjutant general, De Forest transferred to the Bureau of Refugees and Abandoned Lands (more known as the "Freedmen's Bureau" and was appointed Assistant Commissioner in charge of the post in Greenville, South Carolina.
His experiences there, published in magazines of the period and in collected form as A Union Officer in the Reconstruction shed light on the conditions in the South during the Reconstruction. His magazine articles of his time in the army were collected published posthumously as A Volunteer's Adventures. In 1867, De Forest published his most significant novel, Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty. William Dean Howells praised him as a "realist before realism was named," but most early critics argued that the Romantic elements of De Forest's plot mixed poorly with the admirable realism of the battle scenes, the novel fell through with the audience in 1867. Reeditions in 1939 and 1956 reintroduced De Forest as an author, but the full range of his experimentalísm in this early novel has still not been understood. In Miss Ravenel's Conversion, De Forest tried to come to grips with writing experiences De Forest himself had, which did not fit any of the idealist and romantic patterns that war literature had followed so far.
There are a number of scenes that portray war with a graphic sense of bloody reality, but there are burlesque and comical passages, as well as reflective moments. Writing for The Nation a year De Forest called for a more general movement in American literature toward realism, he died in Connecticut, of heart disease. De Forest wrote essays, a few poems, about fifty short stories, numerous military sketches, book reviews, most of which were anonymous. In 1873, he contributed to The Atlantic Monthly a short serial story entitled "The Lauson Tragedy." His published books include: The History of the Indians of Connecticut, from the Earliest known Period to 1850 Oriental Acquaintance, a sketch of travels in Asia Minor Witching Times European Acquaintance Seacliff, a novel Miss Ravenel's Conversion from Secession to Loyalty Overland Kate Beaumont The Wetherell Affair Honest John Vane Justine Vane Playing the Mischief Irene Vane Irene, the Missionary The Oddest of Courtships, or the Bloody Chasm A Lover's Revolt The De Forests of Avesnes a Huguenot thread in American colonial history The Downing legends.
"article name needed". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton. Works by John William De Forest at Project Gutenberg Works by or about John William De Forest at Internet Archive