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Macedonia, Alabama

Macedonia is a census-designated place and former town in Pickens County, United States. The population was 292 at the 2010 census, up from 291 in 2000; the town was incorporated in 1994, but disincorporated in 2001. It was reclassified as a census-designated place for 2010. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town had a total area of 2.2 square miles, all land. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 292 people living in the CDP. 91.1% were African American and 8.9% White. As of the census of 2000, there were 291 people, 114 households, 69 families living in the town; the population density was 131.4 people per square mile. There were 141 housing units at an average density of 63.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 6.53% White, 91.75% Black or African American, 0.69% Native American, 1.03% from two or more races. There were 114 households out of which 30.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 32.5% were married couples living together, 21.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.6% were non-families.

37.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.44. In the town the population was spread out with 29.9% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 19.2% from 45 to 64, 14.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.1 males. The median income for a household in the town was $23,958, the median income for a family was $29,688. Males had a median income of $26,042 versus $16,875 for females; the per capita income for the town was $9,456. About 30.6% of families and 33.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.2% of those under the age of 18 and 58.8% of those 65 or over

Melo miltonis

Melo miltonis, the southern bailer or southern baler, is a large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Volutidae, the volutes. This species distribution is restricted to Southwest Australia; this species is found amongst shallow seagrass beds, on sand, around reefs - at depths up to 20 m. The range extends off the Western Australian coast, to South Australia; the length of this shell can be up to 450 mm, with brown markings. Shells of this species have long been used by the peoples of Australia to carry or remove water, hence the common name "bailer", applied to many other volutes in this genus; the foot, large, is covered in concentric patterns of the same colours as the shell, is used to engulf prey. Morrison, Sue. Wonders of Western Waters: The Marine Life of South-Western Australia. CALM. p. 78. ISBN 0-7309-6894-4

Jarod Joseph

Jarod Joseph is a Canadian actor who has had roles as Nathan Miller in The 100, Nicholas Fleming in Rogue and Wilson Corvo in Mistresses. Jarod Joseph grew up in Calgary and was interested in sports. Jarod considered taking on basketball or hockey, but abandoned these goals as he felt the need to focus on his grades instead. At the suggestion of a friend, Jarod decided to pursue acting and drove out to Vancouver to look for jobs, he auditioned for a role in Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief. Though the role was small, it was a major motion picture and it was enough to interest him in continuing a career. Afterwards, Jarod found himself thrown into television roles over the next several years, he was cast as Detective Nicholas Fleming in Rogue a role that made him nervous as it was his first time as a regular. "My first day on the job was a week-and-a-half after most of the cast and crew had begun working together. There was an established dynamic and rapport that I wasn’t privy to, so I was a little worried about blending in with everyone and doing my thing."

While filming Rogue, Jarod began working in recurring roles as Gus / Billy in Once Upon a Time and FBI Agent Tim in Fringe and made guest roles in Arrow and Motive. Jarod was cast as Nathan Miller in The CW TV series The 100 of which he is a major recurring character. Jarod Joseph on IMDb

Omega Force

Omega Force is a Japanese video game developer and a division of Koei Tecmo, founded in 1996 by Akihiro Suzuki and Kenichi Ogasawara and is best known for the Dynasty Warriors video games. Omega Force was founded in 1996 as the fourth Business Division of Koei, with the intention of widening the appeal of Koei's portfolio outside of their strategy and simulation games, such as Romance of Three Kingdoms and Nobunaga's Ambition; the studio was going to be named after the letter Z, however this idea never came to fruition, as the letter Z can have different meanings outside of Japanese culture. Wanting to keep the last letter of the alphabet, they settled for Omega from the Greek alphabet. However, because of copyright concerns with the clock manufacturing company Omega SA, Force was added – a Japanese homophone for "fourth" – representing that they are the fourth business division. WinBack, released in 1999 for the Nintendo 64, pioneered the cover-based third-person shooter, inspiring titles such as Kill Switch, Gears of War, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.

It featured an early rendition of the laser sight mechanic, which would be seen in titles such as Resident Evil 4. The cover system has since become a staple of the third-person shooter genre. In 2013, vocal complaints started to arise in Japan about Omega Force's depiction of historical figures within the release of Samurai Warriors 4; the studio responded that they are aware of the complaints, but defended their use of historical figures as being just entertainment and having artistic freedom. Omega Force is developing the next entry in their key franchise Dynasty Warriors, dubbed Dynasty Warriors 9, moving the franchise from its arena-based combat to an open-world. Producers Masaki Furusawa and Akihiro Suzuki plan to overhaul the franchise's criticized combat system. Dynasty Warriors, known as Sangokumusou, is the largest sub-series of Warriors series. While the second and follow titles are named as Shin · Sangokumusou, English localization remain naming Dynasty Warriors, made all English titles are a number ahead of their Japanese counterparts.

Samurai Warriors, known as Sengokumusou is the series based loosely around the Sengoku period of Japanese history. Warriors Orochi, known as Musou Orochi in Japan, is a series developed by Omega Force, it is a crossover of Samurai Warriors. Dynasty Warriors: Gundam released in Japan as Gundammusou, is a series which based on the Gundam anime series. Games were published by Bandai Namco Games. Fist of the North Star: Ken's Rage, released in Japan as Hokutomusou, is a series developed by Omega Force and published by Tecmo Koei, it is based on the manga franchise Fist of the North Star by Tetsuo Hara. One Piece: Pirate Warriors known in Japan as One Piece: Kaizoku Musou, is a series developed by Omega Force and published by Bandai Namco Games, it is based on the One Piece anime franchise by Eiichiro Oda. Koei Tecmo America Koei Tecom Europe Koei Tecom Japan

Dolphin and Walrus (locomotives)

Dolphin and Walrus are diesel locomotives on the Groudle Glen Railway. Three similar locomotives were in 1952 by the Hunslet Engine Company for Robert Hudson, they were built to run in a sand and gravel pit in Twickenham and did so until closure, after which the three were put up for sale. This pair were purchased by Doddington Park in Chipping Sodbury where a pleasure ground had been established, it was at this time. This consisted of a sheet metal half-cab with false dome and chimney; the exhaust from the engine, directed beneath the frames was re-routed to be shot from this new chimney to give the appearance that the engine was "steaming" along. Walrus was given the name the "Doddington Dragon" at this time and heraldic crests added to the side panels. By 1980 the park was suffering losses and was closed, the locomotives and all trackwork were put up for sale; when restoration of the Groudle Glen Railway began in 1982 the locomotives were purchased from the park together with all the rails and associated pointwork, arriving on the Isle of Man shortly thereafter.

In line with previous naming policy the volunteers of the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association named Dolphin and Walrus. This was the first time. Both locomotives were given a green livery and wooden nameplates, until the return of Sea Lion in 1987, provided all the motive power for the line's public operations and permanent way trains; the locomotives are retained today and perform shunting duties and winter works train duties regularly. Walrus is identifiable from her sister as she retains her false dome, sports dummy side tanks. Dolphin is fitted unlike her shedmate. In 2012 to mark the locomotives' 60th anniversary, they received new brass nameplates to replace the 1980s wooden nameplates which have subsequently been mounted for display in the Sea Lion Rocks Visitor Centre and the Lhen Coan Engine Shed. Having carried the lighter green livery since arrival in 1983, it was in 1992 that she was re-painted into a darker brunswick green shade again in 1998 she received an unusual all-over grey livery but this was short-lived and by the summer of 2001 a further full repaint saw the locomotive outshopped in a royal blue livery.

All maintenance is carried out on site and the engine receives annual attention, alternating with Walrus each year. Although now relegated to works duties, it does appear in service as part of gala events each summer, for the Santa Trains, it was this locomotive, renamed Rudolph each yuletide between 1984 and 1997 at which time new nameplates denoting Blitzen were installed. These have, since 2003, been carried by Walrus instead. In 2012 she was stripped down and repainted back into her 1980's green livery to mark the 30th Anniversary of the railway's restoration by volunteers, in this guise she hauled public trains on the Special 30th Anniversary day in May. Having carried the lighter green livery since arrival in 1983, the locomotive was withdrawn in 1989 and the wheels removed for reprofiling and major engine work. Being surplus to requirements it was several years before this work was carried out and the locomotive lay on blocks in the back of the carriage shed at Lhen Coan for many years.

When the line had visiting locomotives in 1998 as part of the Steam 125 event, "Walrus" needed to be stored in the open to accommodate the visitors so the wheels were replaced at this time, a coat of battleship grey paint applied to smarten her up. War Department transfers were applied to the false tanks at this time. By 2003 interest had resurfaced, over the winter the locomotive was overhauled and repainted into a maroon colour scheme with yellow features, it now operates on gala days and performs works train duties, shared with No.1 "Dolphin". Since returning to service she has been selected for standby duties on Santa Train days, is renamed annually as "Blitzen" for the occasion. I.o. M. S. R. S. A.. Manx Steam Railway News. I.o. M. S. R. S. A. Tony Beard. Groudle Glen Railway: Its History & Restoration. Groudle Glen Railway. David Hyland Smith; the Groudle Glen Railway. Brighton: Plateway Press. ISBN 1-871980-00-X. Manx Steam Railway News Journal of the Isle of Man Steam Railway Supporters' Association

Webster's Third New International Dictionary

Webster's Third New International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged was published in September 1961. It was edited by Philip Babcock Gove and a team of lexicographers who spent 757 editor-years and $3.5 million. It contained more than 450,000 entries, including more than 100,000 new entries and as many new senses for entries carried over from previous editions; the final definition, was written on October 17, 1960. The final copy went to the typesetters, RR Donnelley, on December 2; the book was printed by the Riverside Press in Massachusetts. The first edition had 2,726 pages, weighed 13½ lb, sold for $47.50. The changes were the most radical in the history of the Unabridged. Although it was an unprecedented masterwork of scholarship, it was met with considerable criticism for its descriptive approach, it told. Prior to Webster's Third the Unabridged had been expanded with each new edition, with minimal deletion. To make room for 100,000 new words, Gove now made sweeping deletions, he eliminated the "nonlexical matter" that more properly belongs to an encyclopedia, including all names of people and places.

There were no more mythological and fictional names, nor the names of buildings, historical events, or art works. Thirty picture plates were dropped; the rationale was that, while useful, these are not about language. Gove justified the change by the company's publication of Webster's Biographical Dictionary in 1943 and Webster's Geographical Dictionary in 1949, the fact that the topics removed could be found in encyclopedias. Removed were words, out of use for more than two hundred years, rare variants, reformed spellings, self-explanatory combination words, other items considered of little value to the general reader; the number of small text illustrations was reduced, page size increased, print size reduced by one-twelfth, from six point to agate type. All this was considered necessary because of the large amount of new material, Webster's Second had reached the limits of mechanical bookbinding; the fact that the new book had about 700 fewer pages was justified by the need to allow room for future additions.

In style and method, the dictionary bore little resemblance to earlier editions. Headwords were not capitalized. Instead of capitalizing "American", for example, the dictionary had labels next to the entries reading cap and usu cap; this allowed informative distinctions to be drawn: "gallic" is usu cap while "gallicism" is cap and "gallicize" is sometimes cap. The reviews of the Third edition were favorable in Britain. Robert Chapman, a lexicographer, canvassed fellow lexicographers at Funk & Wagnalls, who had used the new edition daily for three years; the consensus held that the Third was a "marvelous achievement, a monument of scholarship and accuracy". They did come up including typographic unattractiveness. Chapman concluded that the "cranks and intransigents who advise us to hang on to the NID 2 are plain fools who deny themselves the riches of a great book"; this dictionary became preferred as a backup source by two influential style guides in the United States, although each one directs writers to go first to other, shorter dictionaries.

The Chicago Manual of Style, followed by many book publishers and magazines in the United States, recommends Webster's Third, along with Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary for "general matters of spelling", the style book "normally opts for" the first spelling listed. The Associated Press Stylebook, used by most newspapers in the United States, refers readers to W3 "if there is no listing in either this book or Webster's New World". In the early 1960s, Webster's Third came under attack for its "permissiveness" and its failure to tell people what proper English was, it was the opening shot in the culture wars, as conservatives detected yet another symbol of the permissiveness of society as a whole and the decline of authority, as represented by the Second Edition. As historian Herbert Morton explained, "Webster's Second was more than respected, it was accepted as the ultimate authority on meaning and usage and its preeminence was unchallenged in the United States. It did not provoke controversies, it settled them."

Critics charged that the dictionary was reluctant to defend standard English, for example eliminating the labels "colloquial", "correct", "incorrect", "proper", "improper", "erroneous", "humorous", "jocular", "poetic", "contemptuous", among others. Gove's stance was an exemplar of descriptivist linguistics: describing language as it is or has been used; as David M. Glixon put it in the Saturday Review: "Having descended from God's throne of supreme authority, the Merriam folks are now seated around the