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Llanbedr

Llanbedr is a village and community in the Ardudwy area Meirionnydd, of Gwynedd, Wales. Ancient monuments at Llanbedr include Neolithic standing stones; the village grew around the slate quarrying industry. Glyn Pedr is a Victorian Grade II listed residence on Maes Ffynnon; the church of St Peter, after whom the village is named, is a Grade II* listed building. In 2019 approval was given to convert Capel Moriah in Llanbedr, which had gone out of use, into a Mosque. About 1 mile east of the village centre is the hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn whose chapel, Capel Salem, was the subject of a painting by the artist Sydney Curnow Vosper; the painting, entitled Salem, showed a member of the congregation, Siân Owen, in traditional Welsh costume and became famous throughout Britain in the mid-20th century. Llanbedr has a reopened airport which, until 2004, was operated by the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency and QinetiQ as a launch site for remotely piloted drone'aircraft' for use as aerial targets by the RAF and other UK forces..

The airfield was included in the Snowdonia Enterprise Zone by the Welsh Government in January 2013. In 2018, the airport became home to flying lessons; the Morfa Dyffryn sand dunes and Mochras lie nearby. It boasts two public houses. To the north of the village is the smaller village of Pensarn, situated at the estuary of the river Artro; this is the location of Llanbedr & Pensarn Yacht Club and the Christian Mountain Centre, a residential adventure activity centre. Llanbedr railway station known as Talwrn Bach Halt, is a little out of the village itself and is served by the Cambrian Line. An electoral ward in the same name exists; this ward covers the Community of Llanfair. The total ward population at the 2011 Census was 1,098. In 2008 Llanbedr was twinned with Huchenfeld, following many years of exchanges between schools, churches and community leaders, in remembrance of the ghastly occurrences in 1945 at Pforzheim and Huchenfeld during the Second World War. Petrosomatoglyph St. Mary's footprints at Llan Maria.

Www.geograph.co.uk: photos of Llanbedr and surrounding area Llanbedr Community Council Website

Lansing, Illinois

Lansing is a village in Cook County, United States. Lansing is a south suburb of Chicago; the population was 28,331 at the 2010 census. Lansing is located at 41°33′57″N 87°32′45″W, it is 6.9 miles south of the Chicago city limits at 138th Street, 25.6 miles from the Chicago Loop. Lansing is bordered by Glenwood and Thornton to the west, Calumet City and South Holland to the north, Lynwood to the south, by Munster and Hammond in Indiana to the east. According to the 2010 census, Lansing has a total area of 6.848 square miles, of which 6.79 square miles is land and 0.058 square miles is water. Lansing sits on an ancient shoreline of Lake Michigan; this shoreline runs along Ridge Road. The current Mayor of Lansing is Patty Eidam; the Village Clerk is Vivian Payne. The Village administrator is Dan Podgorski. Lansing is represented in the United States Congress by Representative Robin Kelly, of Illinois' 2nd congressional district, as well as Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth in the United States Senate.

The first family to settle in Lansing was that of August Hildebrandt in 1843. Henry and John Lansing settled the area in 1846, incorporated in 1893. Early settlement in the village was by Dutch and German immigrants. Industrial development of the surrounding Calumet region attracted immigrants from Ireland and Eastern Europe to the village in the 20th century; these settlement patterns are reflected in Lansing's current demographics. As of the census of 2010, there were 28,331 people, 11,416 households, 7,774 families residing in the village; the population density was 4,188.7 people per square mile. There were 11,748 housing units at an average density of 1,736.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the village was 58.93% White, 31.59% African American, 0.02% Native American, 0.94% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 6.11% from other races, 2.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.48% of the population. There were 11,416 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.3% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.9% were non-families.

27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06. In the village, the population was spread out with 24.3% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, 15.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.0 males. The median income for a household in the village was $47,554, the median income for a family was $56,901. Males had a median income of $45,186 versus $29,152 for females; the per capita income for the village was $22,547. About 3.5% of families and 5.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.7% of those under age 18 and 3.9% of those age 65 or over. College Visible Music College Chicago Branch Public high schools Thornton Fractional South Private high schools Illiana Christian High School is an accredited high school affiliated with Christian Schools International.

American School of Correspondence Public primary and middle schools Memorial Junior High School Nathan Hale Elementary School Heritage Middle School Oak Glen Elementary School Reavis Elementary School Coolidge Elementary School Private primary and middle schools Saint Ann Elementary School Lansing Christian School Saint John Lutheran School Eagle Academy Bill W. Balthis, Illinois state representative, mayor of Lansing, businessman Tom Gorzelanny, pitcher for the Milwaukee Brewers, spent part of his childhood in Lansing Curtis Granderson, outfielder for the New York Mets, graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School Harry Smith, former co-anchor for CBS' The Early Show and the host of A&E's Biography series Pierre Thomas, running back for the New Orleans Saints, graduated from Thornton Fractional South High School Jack E. Walker, Illinois politician, practiced law in Lansing. Walker was convicted of bribery in federal court involving a bill involving the ready-mix concrete business.

He was paroled because of his health. Walker died at St. Margaret's Hospital in Hammond, Indiana Lansing Municipal Airport North Creek Woods Village of Lansing official website Lansing Public Library Lansing's Neighborhood Network Cable Channel 4 Lan-Oak Park District, Lansing's park district Lansing Area Chamber of Commerce Thornton Fractional School District 215 Sunnybrook School District 171 Lansing School District 158 Lansing Municipal Airport

Norb Vonnegut

Norb Vonnegut is an American author of Wall Street thrillers and a financial commentator on his blog entitled "Acrimoney". He attended Phillips Exeter Academy, received bachelor's and Master of Business Administration degrees from Harvard University, his business career began in the Philippines and took him to Australia, South Carolina, Rhode Island before he settled into the wealth management profession in New York City. Vonnegut's first novel, Top Producer, earned a Publishers Weekly starred review and interview as well as positive reviews on the NBC Today show and in USA Today. On September 29, 2009 he was the sole guest on the Bloomberg Radio program Bloomberg on the Economy. According to his agents, the publication rights to Top Producer have been sold to eight different publishers in seven foreign languages, his second novel, The Gods of Greenwich, was published in April 2011. Janet Maslin of The New York Times called it "a gleeful peek at the world of hedge fund moguls" and "a funny, savvy book that can be as absurd as its title."Vonnegut's third novel, The Trust, was published in 2012.

Janet Maslin of The New York Times says that "Mr. Vonnegut dreams up diabolically elegant business crimes sends smart-talking characters to follow the money." And reaffirms the genre with her claim that "This is money-porn beach reading"Vonnegut grew up in Charleston, South Carolina where his father was based as a pilot in the United States Air Force. He is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post, he now resides in Rhode Island. He is a fourth cousin to Kurt Vonnegut. Top Producer The Gods of Greenwich The Trust Mr. President Author website Acrimoney - the Wild Wild World of Wealth

Honduras national football team

The Honduras national football team represents Honduras in men's international football nicknamed Los Catrachos, La Bicolor or La H, it's governed by the Federación Nacional Autónoma de Fútbol de Honduras. To date, the team has qualified three times for the FIFA World Cup, in 1982, 2010 and 2014. Outside the FIFA World Cup tournament, Honduras has competed in several other international continental championships, like the CONCACAF Championship which they won in 1981, the Copa América championship in which their best result was third place in 2001. Apart from that Honduras has won the Central American Cup championship four times and are the current champions, having won the 2017 Copa Centroamericana, in Panama; the national team made its debut in the Independence Centenary Games held in Guatemala City in September 1921, losing 10–1 to Guatemala. During their first appearance at the Central American and Caribbean Games in 1930, Honduras posted a record of two wins and three losses, their only wins came against Jamaica and El Salvador, while they lost two games to Cuba and Costa Rica.

The national association, the National Autonomous Federation of Football of Honduras was founded in 1935. It joined FIFA in 1946 and co-founded CONCACAF in 1961. Honduras won the 1981 CONCACAF Championship and qualified for the World Cup for the first time in 1982, they finished second in the 1985 CONCACAF Championship losing their final match 2 to 1 against Canada, who would qualify to the 1986 FIFA World Cup. Their next major accomplishment was being runners-up at the 1991 CONCACAF Gold Cup losing against host nation, United States. For the 1998 FIFA World Cup, Jamaica's merits left Honduras out of the final round of qualification. Despite Honduras' overwhelming victory 11 to 3 against St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Jamaica defeated Mexico in Kingston; the scoreless draw from Jamaica's visit to Honduras allowed the Reggae Boys to advance to the next round. Hopes changed for 2002. Despite Honduras' effort, they were left at the edge of the 2002 FIFA World Cup losing at home against Trinidad & Tobago, at the Azteca against Mexico, in their final two games of the qualifiers.

The match against Trinidad saw Honduras hit the goal post seven times, but despite their effort they lost by the minimum amount. The second World Cup appearance was in the 2010 FIFA World Cup when Honduras strikingly qualified by their victory away at El Salvador and Costa Rica's tie against the USA, their third and most recent World Cup appearance was the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Honduras has won the UNCAF Nations Cup four times: in 1993, 1995, 2011 and 2017. Prior to the qualification stages leading up to the 1970 World Cup in Mexico, Honduras and El Salvador found themselves in what was called the Football War; this nickname was given to the situation after an play-off game was played between the two countries to decide which would qualify for the Finals. This political crisis turned into a war that lasted 100 hours. Honduras had begun qualifying by defeating Costa Jamaica. Against Jamaica, they won both games, 5–1 on aggregate, they drew 1 -- 1 away. This set up a final match between Honduras and El Salvador, who had eliminated Guyana and the Netherlands Antilles.

In the first game against El Salvador, Honduras won 1–0 in Tegucigalpa on 8 June 1969. Honduras were coached by Carlos Padilla Velásquez and the only goal of the game was scored by Leonard Welch. Honduras lost the second game 3–0 in San Salvador, a play-off was required in the Azteca Stadium in Mexico City on 27 June. El Salvador won 3 -- 2 to eliminate Honduras. Honduras qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time in 1982. Despite getting draws against host Spain, 1–1, Northern Ireland, 1–1, they could not come up with a win against Yugoslavia losing 0–1. Since 1993, CONMEBOL has invited teams from other confederations to participate in their confederation championship, Copa América. Honduras took part as one of the last minute teams added for 2001 Copa América; the team arrived only a few hours before the tournament's first game and with enough players. Despite the odds, Honduras progressed onto the quarter-final stage where they faced and defeated Brazil 2–0. In the semi-finals however, it was Colombia that knocked out Honduras, 0–2.

On October 14, 2009, Honduras qualified to the 2010 FIFA World Cup, after a 1–0 win against El Salvador gave them the third automatic qualifying spot from the Fourth Round of CONCACAF Qualifying. Honduras faced Chile and Switzerland, respectively. In their first match they lost to Chile 0–1 by a goal from Jean Beausejour, they lost 0 -- 2 by 2 goals from David Villa. In their last match against Switzerland they finished the World Cup with 1 point. Honduras's 2014 World Cup journey began with an automatic bye to the third round of the qualification because of their third-place position in the March 2011 FIFA World Rankings. Honduras qualified for the final round by finishing first in their third-round group, which included Panama and Cuba; the first game began with an upsetting loss against Panama at home. Honduras managed to keep composure despite drawing their second game in Canada, they went ahead to draw with Panama. In their last match, Honduras recorded an 8–1 win over Canada, allowing them to finish first in their group ahead of Panama.

Honduras proceeded to the fourth and final round of CONCACAF qualification, the Hexagonal, for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. In the "Hex", the six teams faced every o

Aleska Diamond

Aleska Diamond is a Hungarian acrobat and former pornographic film actress. Diamond started to work in the porn business in 2008. In 2012 and 2013, she won the AVN Award for female foreign performer of the year, she left the industry in 2013, has since been professionally working as an instructor for aerial acrobatics, as well as competing professionally. She earned a silver medal in aerial hoop at the 2016 World Championship of Air Power Athletics in Riga. Official website Aleska Diamond on IMDb Aleska Diamond at the Internet Adult Film Database Aleska Diamond at the Adult Film Database Aleska Diamond at the European Girls Adult Film Database

60 Plus Association

The 60 Plus Association is an American 501 organization founded in 1992 and based in Alexandria, Virginia. Its stated purpose is to promote solutions to seniors' issues that are grounded in free markets, less government, less taxes; the organizations is pro-Republican Party. The organization is known for its advocacy for the privatization of Social Security and senior citizen health programs, as well as its opposition to the estate tax; the organization is funded by David Koch. The organization is known for its advocacy for the privatization of Social Security and senior citizen health programs, as well as its opposition to the estate tax; the organization bills itself as a conservative alternative to the American Association of Retired Persons. In the 2012 election, the organization ran a $3.5 million ad campaign which falsely claimed that President Obama had proposed rationing and denial of certain Medicare treatments, that he would cut $500 billion from Medicare. In 2002, the Washington Post reported that 60 Plus received an unrestricted educational grant from the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America known as PhRMA.

Ken Johnson, senior vice president and spokesman for PhRMA said that as of 2009 the association had not provided any funding to 60 Plus for at least five years. In 2009, Carl Forti, a political consultant and spokesman for 60 Plus said, "I don't believe PhRMA has given 60 Plus money." He added. 60 Plus earns income from sponsoring life insurance and health screening for its members. In 2014, documents left behind by an attendee at an exclusive "donor seminar" put on by Charles and David Koch revealed that the billionaire brothers count the 60 Plus Association as a part of their political network. In 2014, as a sign of the diversity within Koch-funded projects, the Freedom Partners supported 60 Plus Association ran TV ads that the Koch brothers did not agree with. 60 Plus is led by its Chairman James L Martin. Martin has led several conservative advocacy groups, was chief of staff for six years for former Republican congressman and senator, the late Edward Gurney of Florida. Martin served as a member of President George W. Bush's health and human services transition team.

In 2010, Amy Noone Frederick was named president of the 60 Plus Association. Frederick, wife of former Virginia legislator Jeff Frederick, is a former lobbyist and political consultant. For eight years she served as a senior adviser to Virginia legislative candidates. Frederick graduated from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with a degree in government. "Overview of 60 Plus Organization". Stealthpacs.org. Public Citizen. Archived from the original on 2008-12-01. Retrieved 2009-08-12; the 60 Plus Association. Homepage. AARP Bulletin story explaining 60 Plus funding, 2006