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List of counties in Connecticut

There are eight counties in the U. S. state of Connecticut. Four of the counties – Fairfield, New Haven and New London – were created in 1666, shortly after the Connecticut Colony and the New Haven Colony combined. Windham and Litchfield Counties were created in the colonial era, while Middlesex and Tolland Counties were created after American independence. Six of the counties are named for locations in England, where many early Connecticut settlers originated. Although Connecticut is divided into counties, there is no county government in Connecticut, local government consists on the municipality level. All functions of county government were abolished in Connecticut in 1960, except for elected County Sheriffs and their departments under them; those offices and their departments were abolished by an act of the state legislature effective in December of 2000. The functions the County Sheriffs' Departments played were assumed by the newly organized State Marshal Commission and the state Department of Corrections.

Connecticut's legacy county names remain for geographical purposes. Geographic boundaries of the former counties are still used by the state to organize its judicial and state marshal system. Connecticut's court jurisdictions still adhere to the county boundaries, Fairfield and New Haven Counties have been further subdivided into several smaller jurisdictions; the FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States. The three-digit number is unique to each individual county within a state, but to be unique within the entire United States, it must be prefixed by the state code; this means that, for example, while Fairfield County, Connecticut is 001, Belknap County, New Hampshire and Alachua County, Florida are 001. To uniquely identify Fairfield County, one must use the state code of 09 plus the county code of 001; the links in the column FIPS. Trumbull County, Ohio – The Connecticut Western Reserve, ceded to Ohio in 1800.

Westmoreland County, Connecticut – An area around Wilkes-Barre, ceded to Pennsylvania in 1784

Millicent Binks

Millicent Binks is an English writer and performance artist. She wrote a sex column about her life in The London Evening Standard. Binks grew up in England, her father is a nuclear physicist and her mother is a linguist. When Binks first moved to London she enrolled on a Creative Writing degree which she dropped out of after three months to pursue a burlesque performance career, but kept writing for her own pleasure. In April 2011 the London Evening Standard approached her to be their new sex columnist, her writing style is tongue-in-cheek and humorous, whilst documenting her and her friends' sex lives in London commenting on fashion and lingerie, with a readership of up to 2 million every week. In October 2018 she was on the cover of The Sunday Times Magazine for a piece she wrote about chatting up men in different personae. Fascinated with the performance art and burlesque she came across in London, she decided to try it herself, combining her love of costume and characterisation, she graduated with a BA in Costume Interpretation from Wimbledon College of Arts.

She performed her English Rose show at The Gentry De Paris Revue with Dita Von Teese who Binks is influenced by. She had a monthly residency in Istanbul. Binks has performed for British BAFTA Award-winning Artist Alison Jackson. Millicentbinks.co.uk Millicent Binks Official website

Jacques Calmanson

Jacques Calmanson, born Solomon Jacob ben Kalman, was a Polish Jewish maskilic writer and personal physician of King Stanislaw II. Jacques Calmanson was born in Hrubieszów, he studied medicine in Germany and France and was fluent in Yiddish, French and Polish. Calmanson's travels took him to Turkey and Russia, he settled in Warsaw, serving as physician to King Stanislaw II. In 1784, Calmanson wrote a pamphlet to the king regarding taxes that the Jews were hiding from the royal court and in 1791 translated a Hebrew text into Polish, which invited representatives of the Jewish communities to come to Warsaw to meet with the king and help pay off the royal debt. During the proceedings of the Four-Year Sejm, Calmanson was the royal translator of the Hebrew and Yiddish magazines, mediated between royal secretary Scipione Piattoli and the envoys of Jewish communities. For his services, he received a salary from the king and the Masonic lodge, maintained after the king's death in 1798. After Warsaw fell under Prussian rule in 1796, Calmanson published Essai sur l'état actuel des Juifs de Pologne et leur perfectibilité, which he dedicated to Karl Georg von Hoym, the Prussian commissioner for the annexed Polish areas.

The pamphlet, which called for a reform of Jewish life, was translated into Polish the following year as Uwagi nad niniejszym stanem Żydów polskich i ich wydoskonaleniem and dedicated to Tsar Alexander I who, in gratitude, send Calmanson a gift of cigarettes through the mediation of Adam Jerzy Czartoryski. Calmanson's proposals to the authorities included, among others, limiting the autonomy of Jews and the judicial power of rabbinic courts, replacing cheders with state-run public schools, state supervision of Jewish marriage, compulsory adoption of "European" dress and customs. Parts of his proposal were adopted by the Prussian authorities in 1797. Notable is Calmanson's critique of the growing Hasidic movement, which he depicted as antithetical to the Enlightenment and an obstacle to the reform of Jewish society and its integration into the state. Cleansing Judaism of the fanaticism represented by the Hasidim and Frankists, argued Calmanson, would revive the customs and morality of the Jews and return to its previous form—which, according to him, resembled the Enlightenment ideal of natural religion.

He called the government to undertake firm measures against its adherents. Enlightenment in Poland

List of Elemental Gelade episodes

This is a list of episodes for the anime adaptation of Elemental Gelade. The action adventure series is directed by Shigeru Ueda and produced by the Japanese animation studio Xebec. Twenty-six episodes were produced and broadcast on TV Tokyo between 5 April 2005 to 27 September 2005 at 6 pm; the episodes are based on the Elemental Gelade manga series created by Mayumi Azuma. It revolves around the adventures of a young sky pirate named Coud Van Giruet, an Edel Raid named Reverie Metherlence, three members of an Edel Raid Complete Protection Agency named Cisqua and Kuea as they journey to the land of gold, Edel Garden; the series is licensed in North America by Geneon Entertainment. Six DVD volumes were released bi-monthly from June 2006 to April 2007 containing four to five episodes each. An English airing appeared on the American television network ImaginAsian TV as part of their animation block "Anime EnerG", it was first aired in Japanese with English subtitles beginning on 30 January 2007 and aired with English dubs.

The series first aired on January 3, 2009 on the Jetix Family Channel. List of Elemental Gelade characters

Bánh rán

Bánh rán is a deep-fried glutinous rice ball Vietnamese dish from northern Vietnam. In Vietnamese, bánh is a category of food including cakes and pastries, while rán means "fried." Its outer shell is made from glutinous rice flour, covered all over with white sesame seeds. Its filling is made from sweetened mung bean paste, scented with jasmine flower essence. Traditionally, the filling should be separated from the shell so that if one shakes the bánh rán, one can feel the filling rattle against the inside of the shell. In southern Vietnam, a similar dish, called bánh cam, is nearly identical to bánh rán, but does not contain jasmine essence. A further difference is. In Southern Vietnam, bánh cam is different from bánh rán as the Northern version is traditionally eaten with a sugary syrup, poured over the pastry; the Northern "bánh rán" contains of: minced pork, wood-ear mushroom, dry vermicelli, carrot and pepper. This mixture blend with raw egg to create a soft, salty filling, it serves with sweet and sour chili sauce with sliced radish/papaya.

Bánh rán is the Vietnamese translation of the Japanese confection dorayaki, made famous internationally by the manga Doraemon. Chapssal doughnut Zin dou List of deep fried foods Jacqueline Pham. Banh Mi: 75 Banh Mi Recipes for Authentic and Delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches Including Lemongrass Tofu, Soy Ginger Quail, Sugarcane Shrimp Cake, Honey-Glazed Beef. Adams Media. P. 20. ISBN 978-1-4405-5077-5. Recipe & History: How To Make Bánh Cam / Bánh Ran Article about bánh rán and bánh cam Alice's Guide to Vietnamese Banh

Uri Dam

Uri Dam is a 480 MW hydroelectric power station on the Jhelum River near Uri in Baramula district of the Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is located near to the Line of Control, the de facto border between India and Pakistan; the station is built under a hill with a 10 km tunnel. It is of the run-of-the-river type without a large dam, since the Indus Waters Treaty gives Pakistan the exclusive right to regulate the Jhelum River. On 4 July 2014 a 240 MW Uri-II power project, a new project located just downstream of Uri I, was inaugurated; the project was awarded by the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation in October 1989 to a European consortium called Uri Civil led by Swedish Skanska and including Swedish NCC and ABB and British Kvaerner Boving. It was funded by the Swedish and British governments; the workforce included 4,000 Indians, many from the local area. This together with shelling across the border and unrest related to the burning of Charari Sharief and the siege of Hazratbal Shrine led to an 18-month delay.

The project cost about Rs. 33 billion and was completed in 1997. The station is operated by the NHPC. Plans to expand it with a 250 MW Uri-II plant were announced in 1998; the government of Pakistan has objected to this. On 4 July 2014 a 240 MW Uri-II power project, a new project located just downstream of Uri I, was inaugurated. Uri Hydroelectric Project on NHPC website