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Lehigh County, Pennsylvania

Lehigh County is a county located in the Lehigh Valley region of the U. S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 349,497, its county seat is the state's third-largest city behind Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. The county, first settled around 1730, was formed in 1812 with the division of Northampton County into two counties, it is named after the Lehigh River, whose name is derived from the Delaware Indian term Lechauweki or Lechauwekink, meaning "where there are forks". Lehigh County is part of the New York City metropolitan area, but borders the Delaware Valley and is a part of the Philadelphia media market, it is one of the fastest-growing counties in Pennsylvania. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 348 square miles, of which 345 square miles is land and 3.1 square miles is water. The Lehigh Valley, which includes all of Lehigh and Northampton counties, is bounded on the north by Blue Mountain, a ridge of the Appalachian mountain range with an altitude of 1,300 to 1,604 feet, on the south by South Mountain, a ridge of 700 to 1,100 feet that cuts through the southern portions of the two counties.

The highest point in Lehigh County is Bake Oven Knob, a mass of Tuscarora conglomeratic rocks that rise about 100 feet above the main ridge of the Blue Mountain in northwestern Heidelberg Township. Lehigh County is in the Delaware River watershed. While most of the county is drained by the Lehigh River and its tributaries, the Schuylkill River drains regions in the south of the county via the Perkiomen Creek and the northwest via the Maiden Creek. Berks County Bucks County Carbon County Montgomery County Northampton County Schuylkill County The county's climate is considered to fall in the humid continental climate zone; the variety is hot-summer except in higher areas. Summers are hot and muggy and spring are mild, winter is cold. Precipitation is uniformly distributed throughout the year. For the city of Allentown, January lows average −6 °C and highs average 1.3 °C. The lowest recorded temperature was −26.7 °C in 1912. July lows average 17.6 °C and highs average 29.2 °C, with an average relative humidity of 82%.

The highest temperature on record was 40.6 °C in 1966. Early fall and mid winter are driest, with October being the driest month with only 74.7 mm of average precipitation. The hardiness zone is 6b with some 6a in higher areas. Snowfall is variable, with some winters bringing light snow and others bringing numerous significant snowstorms. Average snowfall is 82.3 centimetres per year, with the months of January and February receiving the highest at just over 22.86 centimetres each. Rainfall is spread throughout the year, with eight to twelve wet days per month, at an average annual rate of 110.54 centimetres. As of the 2010 census, the county was 71.6% White Non-Hispanic, 6.1% Black or African American, 0.4% Native American or Alaskan Native, 2.9% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian, 2.9% were two or more races, 8.6% were some other race. 18.8 % of the population were of Latino ancestry. As of the census of 2000, there were 312,090 people, 121,906 households, 82,164 families residing in the county; the population density was 900 people per square mile.

There were 128,910 housing units at an average density of 372 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 87.02% White, 3.56% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 2.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.28% from other races, 1.83% from two or more races. 10.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 27.1 % were of 7.9 % Italian, 7.7 % Irish, 6.2 % Pennsylvania German and 5.6 % American ancestry. 85.0 % spoke 8.4 % Spanish and 1.2 % Arabic as their first language. There were 121,906 households out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.00% were married couples living together, 10.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.60% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.20% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.02. In the county, the population was spread out with 23.90% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, 15.80% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.60 males. As of January 2010, there were 223,867 registered voters in Lehigh County: Democratic: 112,412 Republican: 76,904 Other Parties: 34,551 Lehigh County and neighboring Northampton County are part of Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional district; the 7th Congressional district is a contentious swing district with neither Republicans nor Democrats winning the district consistently. Voters elected Republican Charlie Dent in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and Republican Pat Toomey in 1998, 2000, 2002. In 2004, the county narrowly voted for John Kerry over George W. Bush for President, in 2008 the county gave all statewide Democratic candidates significant leads and Barack Obama a victory of more than 15 points over John McCain, 57.1% to 41.5%. In 2012, President Obama carried the county again, but by a narrower margin: 53.17% to 45.52%. All five statewide winners carried it in November 2004.

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Micro Center

Micro Center is an American computer department store, which has its headquarters in Hilliard, Ohio. It is one of the top 200 of America's largest private companies. Micro Center was founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1979 by John Baker and Bill Bayne, two former Radio Shack employees, with a $35,000 investment; the first Micro Center store was established in a 900 sq ft storefront located in the Lane Avenue Shopping Center in Upper Arlington, Ohio. The store benefited from its proximity to Ohio State University and the scientific think-tank Battelle Memorial Institute, which provided a large customer base and a source of computer-literate salespeople, their goal for the first year was $30 million in sales, they achieved $29.9 million. In 2009, Micro Center developed an "18-minute pickup" service where customers who order merchandise on their website can pick it up from the store in 18 minutes; as of 2019 there were 25 Micro Center stores nationwide in 16 states, including California, Georgia, Kansas, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.

Micro Center is a subsidiary of Micro Electronics, Inc. a held corporation headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio. Stores are sized up to 60,000 sq ft, stocking about 36,000 products across 700 categories, including major name brands and Micro Center's own brands. Micro Center has had Apple departments in all stores since 1982, has included "Build Your Own PC" departments, "Knowledge Bars" for service and support, "Knowledge Theaters" for free classes on weekends since 2007. Micro Center was the first retailer in the United States to sell the DJI Mavic Pro drone, launching it by hosting a three-day demonstration in their Columbus store's parking lot, open to the press and the public. In a 2015 interview, Micro Center CEO Rick Mershad described how their product line is changing: the STEM movement is driving students and adults to make their own creations, Micro Center is focusing on Arduino projects and Raspberry Pi, which require more consultative selling. Joan Verdon of The Record noted that meeting customer's needs with a high level of service and skilled salespeople are Micro Center's "claim to fame".

She quoted Doug Olenick, editor at TWICE, a major consumer electronics trade publication, who said that the store's salespeople, compared to others in the industry, are well trained. In 2014, Micro Center was ranked number 93 in the list of 100 hottest retailers in the US, compiled by the National Retail Federation. In 2015, the industry trade journal Dealerscope ranked it as the 18th largest consumer electronics retailer in the United States and Canada. In 2016, Forbes magazine ranked it 195th among America's largest private companies, with 2,750 staff and annual revenue of US$2.4 billion. In October 2016, Micro Center stores won first and second prizes in Intel's "Score with Intel Core" competition, donated their prize money to local schools. According to the American business research company Hoover's, the major competitors to Micro Center's parent company Micro Electronics are: Best Buy Fry's Electronics PC Connection Official website of Micro Center

Subaru R1

The Subaru R1 was introduced by the Japanese carmaker Subaru on January 4, 2005. It was designed to fit within the Japanese kei car tax bracket; the R1 with a shorter body and wheelbase. The R1 is unusual in that it does not use up the maximum length allowed for by the kei car regulations—the only other kei cars to have done this since the 1989 Autozam Carol were the Suzuki Twin, Daihatsu Midget and the European Smart Fortwo; the R1 was only available in one spec level up to the end of 2005, using a 658cc Subaru EN engine. The engine is available in three versions: the I with the EN07U SOHC 34 kW engine, the R with the EN07D DOHC engine rated at 40 kW and the STi with an EN07X supercharged and intercooled engine rated at 47 kW; the R1 is being marketed as a middle-aged couple's second car. All R1s are equipped with a CVT, all trim levels are available with front-wheel drive as well as four-wheel drive. In its promotional materials, the R1 is compared to the Subaru 360, the first production Subaru automobile.

The R1 is the base car for several vehicles: The Subaru R1e, an experimental battery electric vehicle undergoing limited production for selected industrial clients in Japan. There is intense interest in this vehicle within the US EV community as it employs Lithium Ion batteries which contribute to a significant improvement in range, which can be 80% recharged in just 15 minutes; the Prodrive P2 concept sports car. Tomica makes a diecast 1/64 R1, not available in US. Takara makes a Choro Q plastic pull-back R1 not available in US

Chapter One: Make Your Mark

"Chapter One: Make Your Mark" is the pilot episode of the HBO dark comedy Barry. It was directed by Bill Hader, who stars in the titular role, co-written with Alec Berg; the episode establishes the plot of the series, about an Iraq war veteran turned hit man who decides to pursue an acting career after following a mark to acting class. It was released on March 25, 2018."Chapter One: Make Your Mark" received critical acclaim. For the episode, Bill Hader won a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series. A man is sitting up in a bed with a gunshot in the head. Next to the bed, Barry leaves. A montage shows Barry: on a plane. A plaque in the room shows. Sleeping, Barry is awakened by Fuches. Barry says. Fuches suggests. Barry meets Chechen mob members, he is told by Goran and NoHo Hank, that Barry must kill Ryan Madison, a personal trainer with whom Goran’s wife is cheating. Next, Barry follows Ryan to a community center. After some time, Barry hears a woman yelling.

After he approaches, she runs into the building. Barry follows her into a theater where a man and the woman he just interrupted are on stage performing; the theater teacher, Gene M. Cousineau insults Sally, the female student encourages her to finish the scene, which she does with fervor. Approaching him from behind, Ryan Madison asks Barry to be his scene partner; the two are next shown on-stage reciting lines. After Barry blankly reads his lines from a script, Cousineau tells Barry he must pay to attend class; as Barry leaves the building, Sally invites him to join the students at a bar. At the bar and the acting students, brainstorm a monologue Barry can prepare for class. Ryan Madison suggests that Barry recommends Barry Block. Barry drives an inebriated Ryan home. Across the street, NoHo Hank and a Chechen associate watch from a car as Ryan hugs Barry; the next morning, Fuches tells Barry. Barry explains. Fuches says that Barry must forget acting. Now nighttime, Barry approaches Cousineau outside the community center.

Barry tells Cousineau that he is depressed. Cousineau tells Barry he can be in the class. Barry tells him his last name is Block. Barry watches Ryan pull up outside Ryan’s apartment. Barry opens Ryan’s car door to shoot him, sees he's been shot in the head, he turns around to see a Chechen reloading a weapon from a car where NoHo Hank instructs him to shoot Barry. Barry shoots all the men, he throws away his car keys as he walks away. He walks into a nearby restaurant. Bill Hader as Barry Berkman/Barry Block Stephen Root as Monroe Fuches Sarah Goldberg as Sally Reed Glenn Fleshler as Goran Pazar Anthony Carrigan as NoHo Hank Henry Winkler as Gene Cousineau Darrell Britt-Gibson as Jermaine Jefrint D'Arcy Carden as Natalie Greer Andy Carey as Eric Rightor Doyle as Nick Nicholby Alejandro Furth as Antonio Manuel Kirby Howell-Baptiste as Sasha Smith Tyler Jacob Moore as Ryan Madison Melissa Villaseñor as Diner Waitress In 2014, Hader signed a development deal with HBO and approached co-show runner Alec Berg to help him develop a television series.

Barry is first major project after leaving Saturday Night Live. He stars as Barry; the episode was released on HBO on March 25, 2018. The episode received critical acclaim. Charles Bramesco gave the episode 5/5 stars in a review for Vulture. Of Bill Hader's acting in the pilot, Vikram Murthi wrote for The A. V. Club, "Hader’s restrained portrait of depression elevates the winning material in interesting ways in the acting scenes.. Barry might have spoken his lines in a rushed, monotone voice, but the polite applause, though directed at Ryan, was enough for him to catch the bug." The episode was nominated for two Primetime Emmy Awards in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series and Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series. The Writers Guild of America nominated Bill Harder and Alec Berg in the Television: Episodic Comedy category. Bill Hader won a Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy Series. "Chapter One: Make Your Mark" on HBO "Chapter One: Make Your Mark" on IMDb

Women of the Year Lunch

The Women of the Year Lunch known as the Women of the Year Lunch and Awards, is an annual charity lunch for women achievers. The inaugural lunch was held on 29 September 1955 at the Savoy Hotel, raised money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind. All of the 500 invitees were regarded as women of the year, with none singled out for individual acclaim. Since 2001, prizes have been awarded at the event. In 2014, the Women of the Year Lunch marked its 60th anniversary; the Women of the Year Lunch was co-founded in 1955 by Tony Lothian, Georgina Coleridge, Odette Hallowes. Lothian, a freelance journalist, had the inspiration for the Lunch – the first such event for what she called'career women of distinction' – when she was refused entry to a men-only event, she recruited her two co-founders and together they drew up a list of 40 categories of employment. They approached a woman working in each of these fields, asking them to nominate colleagues worthy of inviting to the Lunch; as the founding president of the Women of the Year Lunch, Lothian was keen to invite and celebrate women whose achievements were not otherwise being acknowledged, rather than using the event to further congratulate the few who were famous.

However, many of her unknown invitees did go on to achieve fame. In years, a Nominating Council made up of women from all walks of life has selected those who are invited to the Lunch". Writing in The Observer in October 2005, Viv Groskop noted, "Since 1955, the list of guest speakers reads like a Who's Who of female achievement: Margaret Thatcher, Sheila Hancock, Germaine Greer, Zandra Rhodes.” She added: “I have enjoyed the unlikely pairings the lunches have inspired: Kate Adie and Toyah Wilcox shared a platform in 1986, Floella Benjamin and the Duchess of York in 1991 ”. In November 2005, following her appointment as president of the Women of the Year lunch, Joan Armatrading told The Guardian's Helen Birch: "Lady Lothian was such an inspiration, she invited me to the lunch in 1980 and I was bemused to see a room full of women who have been high achievers in all sorts of ways. You realise, and she managed to keep the enthusiasm alive for 45 of the 50 years it's been going. I think they asked me because the president is someone who has to have a care and concern for the organisation."

Armatrading's successor as president, Helena Kennedy, described The Women of the Year Lunch as being about: "women who do amazing things for each other and other people. There was a time, but now it's a real celebration of women of all backgrounds. There are women who have been through terrible experiences of having cancer, and instead of taking it lying down, they put their pain into doing good for others. Women are fabulous". Taking a more negative view in 2005, Groskop recalled: “I remember asking a newspaper editor 10 years ago if it was necessary to have a women's page in the paper. Isn't everything in the news of interest to everyone? She saw what I was getting at but replied:'If those topics were not written about there, they would not be written about at all.' If this is true WOYLA is still a revolutionary thing: a women's hall of fame. But it does seem a shame that their refrain –'If we don't celebrate ourselves, who else will?' – hasn't changed since the 1950s.” Since 2001, prizes have been awarded at the lunch.

In the same year, Women of the Year established its own Foundation to help underprivileged women in the United Kingdom and abroad. Amongst those awarded prizes are British singer Ms Dynamite, who received an award in 2003 for her contribution to the campaign against gun crime. In November 2005, the five sisters and partner of Robert McCartney, murdered in a Belfast pub in January of that year, declined the Women of the Year's Outstanding Achievement award when they discovered shortly before the Lunch that in accepting it they would be sharing a platform with former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Catherine and Claire McCartney said: "Our campaign is one of justice, as an Irish republican family we feel we cannot share the same platform with a former PM who inflicted injustices on our community"; the board of directors of Women of the Year issued a statement saying: "Women of the Year would like to reiterate that we are proud to recognise their remarkable achievement and wish them all our continued support".

The Frink Award, a bronze eagle sculpted and donated by Elisabeth Frink, is presented in recognition of "women enriching other people's lives while overcoming their own problems". Recipients include the author of the Adrian Mole books Sue Townsend. In 2008, the organisation established the Women of the Year Lectures; the inaugural Lecture was given in February of that year by Mary Robinson, a former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Republic of Ireland's first female President. Subsequent lectures have been given by: Susan Greenfield, Tessa Jowell, Nava Dekel, Helena Kennedy, Helen Prejean, Helen Clark Founding president Tony Lothian served from 1955 until 2001, she was succeeded by: Diana Makgill Joan Armatrading Helena Kennedy Sandi Toksvig Julie Etchingham List of awards honoring women Paton, Maureen. The Best of Women: the History of Women of the Year; the Women's Press Ltd. ISBN 978-0704346895. Official website Women of the Year Nominating Council members