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Madison County, Alabama

Madison County is a county located in the north central portion of the U. S. state of Alabama. As of the 2010 Census, the population was 334,811, making it the third-most populous county in Alabama, its county seat is Huntsville. The county is named in honor of James Madison, fourth President of the United States and the first President to visit the state of Alabama. Madison County covers parts of the former Decatur County. Madison County is included in Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. Madison County was established on December 1808 by the governor of the Mississippi Territory, it is recognized as the "birthplace" of Alabama, founded there on December 14, 1819. For much of the county's history, the economy revolved around agriculture. Madison County was one of the largest cotton-producing counties in the state, textile mills operated around the county; this changed when a group of German rocket scientists, led by Wernher von Braun, came to Redstone Arsenal in 1950. They developed, among others, the Redstone rocket, modified to launch the first two Americans into space.

Tens of thousands of jobs came to the area as a result of the Space Race, the population of Madison County rose from 72,903 in 1950 to an estimated 2018 population of 366,519. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 813 square miles, of which 802 square miles is land and 11 square miles is water; the topography in the southern and eastern portions of the county is dominated by the dissected remnants of the Cumberland Plateau, such as Keel Mountain, Monte Sano Mountain and Green Mountain. The northern and western portions of the county are flatter. Tennessee River Flint River Paint Rock River Lincoln County, Tennessee Franklin County, Tennessee Jackson County Marshall County Morgan County Limestone County Wheeler National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 276,700 people, 109,955 households, 75,319 families residing in the county; the population density was 344 people per square mile. There were 120,288 housing units at an average density of 149 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 72.06% White, 22.78% Black or African American, 0.77% Native American, 1.86% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.59% from other races, 1.89% from two or more races. Nearly 1.91 % of the population were Latino of any race. According to the 2000 census, the largest ancestry groups in Madison County were English 50.2%, African 22.78%, Scots-Irish 8.71%, Irish 4.3%, Scottish 4.12%, Welsh 2.9% According to the 2010 U. S. Census: 65.9 White 24.6% Black 0.8% Native American 2.5% Asian 0.0% Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 2.3% Two or more races 4.7% Hispanic or Latino There were 109,955 households, out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them. Nearly 27.20% of all households were made up of individuals, 7.40% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45, the average family size was 3.00. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $44,704, the median income for a family was $54,360. Males had a median income of $40,779 versus $26,534 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,091. About 8.10% of families and 10.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.10% of those under age 18 and 9.60% of those age 65 or over. Huntsville Madison New Hope Gurley Owens Cross Roads Triana Harvest Hazel Green Meridianville Moores Mill New Market Redstone Arsenal The Madison County School System runs public schools throughout the unincorporated areas of the county and the incorporated and unincorporated communities of Gurley, New Hope, Hazel Green, Monrovia, New Market, Owens Cross Roads; the system runs 14 elementary schools, 4 middle schools, 5 high schools and a ninth grade school, a career/technical center. High schools in the Madison County School System are: Buckhorn High School Hazel Green High School Madison County High School New Hope High School Sparkman High School There are a number of private schools serving Madison County.

These include Randolph School, Madison Academy, Westminster Christian Academy, Faith Christian Academy, several others. Interstate 565 U. S. Highway 72 U. S. Highway 231 U. S. Highway 431 State Route 53 State Route 255 Norfolk Southern Railway Huntsville and Madison County Railroad Authority The Port of Huntsville provides both passenger air service, via Huntsville International Airport which allows access to most of the rest of the United States, shipping air service, via the International Intermodal Center. There are three smaller public airports in the county: Hazel Green Airport, Madison County Executive Airport, Moontown Airport. Madison County was an overwhelmingly Democratic county as with most of the rest o

Forrest Kline

Forrest Scott Kline is an American musician, singer and guitarist. He is the lead vocalist of the power pop band Hellogoodbye, he is of German descent and spent most of his childhood in Huntington Beach, California and in Palm Desert and attended Huntington Beach High School, along with ex-bandmate Jesse Kurvink, during his teenage years. As part of Hellogoodbye, he won the MTV2 Dew Circuit Breakout contest. Kline produced and recorded Never Shout Never's The Summer EP. In 2010, he wrote or co-wrote the songs as well as produced Hellogoodbye's second LP Would It Kill You?. On June 25, 2010, Kline married his girlfriend of six years, with whom he lives in Long Beach, California. Kline is pescatarian and supports the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. ^ "Forrest Kline's'Go Vegan' ad for Peta2". Retrieved November 26, 2007. ^ "Interview with Forrest Kline". Retrieved November 26, 2007. ^ "Forrest Kline Gets Engaged". Retrieved May 17, 2009

Four Corners Office/Retail Complex

The Four Corners Office/Retail Complex is an office complex in Uptown Houston, Texas. The complex, with a total of 395,473 square feet of office space and 28,290 square feet of retail space, sits on 7.5 acres of land. The buildings include the 11 story TeleCheck Plaza, the 10 story 5333 Westheimer Road, the 21,120 square feet retail tenant building Sage Plaza, the single story 8,800 square feet Savoy Salons, a 3,892 square feet single story Region's Bank with a drive-through; the complex is located at the southwest corner of Westheimer Road and Sage, taking one full square block across the street from The Galleria. Hines, a Houston developer, built the TeleCheck Plaza and 5333 Westheimer buildings around the late 1970s and early 1980s. JP Morgan Fleming had owned the complex since 1989. In 2003 Maya Properties, controlled by Los Angeles real estate investor Bob Yari, bought the complex from JP Morgan Fleming. Nancy Sarnoff of the Houston Business Journal said that an industry source told her that the complex was purchased for $36.2 million.

The 11 story, 217,005 square feet building is located on 4.8 acres of land. It is located at 5251 Westheimer Road; the building is connected to the Region's Bank via an enclosed walkway. Between November 1988 and September 1990 the building became a part of the real estate portfolio of VeriQuest Real Estate Services Inc. VeriQuest considered razing the existing 5251 Westheimer building and constructing a 1,000,000 square feet office tower in its place. Instead the company decided to renovate the existing lease areas to tenants. In 2003, while Yari's company acquired the complex in 2003, the lease of the main tenant company, TeleCheck, was expiring within several years; the company occupied 170,000 square feet of space in the complex, much of the space was used for a call center. As of that year TeleCheck paid rents $4 to $5 per square foot. If the company left, the space would have gone vacant, retrofitting and renovating the space would have cost the company a lot of money. Since the lease was scheduled to expire in phases, Yari's company had flexibility in filling the space in case the company left.

The lease was scheduled to begin expiring in January 2005. As of 2003 the TeleCheck Plaza building had a 95% occupancy rate; the Consulate-General of Vietnam in Houston is located in Suite 5211 in the building. 5333 Westheimer Road is 178,468 square feet office building. In 2003 5333 Westheimer was 87% occupied, the Information Handling Services Group leased 49,400 square feet of space, the largest continuous chunk of leased space in the building. Galleria Plaza I - Silberman Properties Telecheck Plaza - Emporis

AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is an award presented by the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts, for an Australian screenplay "based on material released or published". Prior to the establishment of the Academy in 2011, the award was presented by the Australian Film Institute at the annual Australian Film Institute Awards, it was first handed out in 1978 when the award for Best Screenplay was split into two categories: Best Original Screenplay and Best Adapted Screenplay. The award has since been presented intermittently from 1978–1979, 1983–1987, 1989, 1993–2003, 2005–2006, from 2008–present. In the following table, the years listed correspond to the year of film release; the films and screenwriters in bold and in yellow background have won are the winners. Those that are neither highlighted nor in bold are the nominees; when sorted chronologically, the table always lists the winning screenplay first and the other nominees. AACTA Award for Best Original Screenplay AACTA Award for Best Screenplay, Original or Adapted AACTA Award for Best Screenplay in a Short Film Australian Film Institute Award for Best Screenplay AACTA Awards The Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Official website

El Caracol, Michoacán

El Caracol is a small village in the mountains of the Mexican state of Michoacán, in the municipality of Hidalgo. It is located off the State route of Mexico-Morelia-Guadalajara, about 12 km south of Mil Cumbres at an elevation of 2896 m above mean sea level. Seasonal temperatures vary from 40–79 °F July to February and 60–89 °F March to June with low humidity. There are no mosquitoes, snakes or other pests. El Caracol is said to be one of the oldest villages in the region dating as far back to the mid-15th century. There are few records of its history, only tales of the native people that passed them on from generation to generation. Folk tales tell of a painful separation caused by two priests. One decided to relocate the village because the terrain where it was located would not allow it to grow, most of the people followed the priest to a valley now known as San Antonio Villalongin; the rivalry started. There are accounts of trying to drag the four foot San Isidro Labrador statue out the temple and the statue would not fit out the door.

After the unsuccessful robbery the evil priest walked up the mountain to La Cruz del Toro and cursed the town. In the late-1970s and 1980s, El Caracol was a major lumbermill center with up to 34 lumberyards and bedboard making shops, producing thousands of woodcrafting products and distributing them throughout the Mexican Republic; the population of the village grew close to 5,000. The primary, tele-secondary schools, a bigger temple were built to accommodate the increasing population. El Caracol has been a stepping stone. In the 1950s and 1960s people from the surrounding villages migrated to El Caracol, while the natives moved to Mexico City. In the 1980s and 1990s people from El Caracol started migrating to Morelia and the United States – to Los Angeles, CA. Now there are only about 2,700 people left in the village, most of whom are under 15 or over 45 years old. A few left to Morelia to continue their studies and the majority are working in the United States. Traditional village ceremonies include a re-enactment of the Birth, Last Supper and the Passion of Christ.

Another big tradition is the migration on July 16 the day of La Virgen Del Carmen. Paving El Caracol. Making the new road. Federal funds given to the town, kept by the municipality and the "chosen ones". Fiesta De San Isidro Labrador 2017 Avocado Farm El Caracol y sus alrededores Visit the Spanish version for more pictures or, YouTube, or Google Maps satellite view

Cognitive infocommunications

Cognitive infocommunications investigates the link between the research areas of infocommunications and the cognitive sciences, as well as the various engineering applications which have emerged as the synergic combination of these sciences. The primary goal of CogInfoCom is to provide a systematic view of how cognitive processes can co-evolve with infocommunications devices so that the capabilities of the human brain may not only be extended through these devices, irrespective of geographical distance, but may interact with the capabilities of any artificially cognitive system; this merging and extension of cognitive capabilities is targeted towards engineering applications in which artificial and/or natural cognitive systems are enabled to work together more effectively. Two important dimensions of cognitive infocommunications are the mode of communication and the type of communication; the mode of communication refers to the actors at the two endpoints of communication: Intra-cognitive communication: information transfer occurs between two cognitive beings with equivalent cognitive capabilities.

Inter-cognitive communication: information transfer occurs between two cognitive beings with different cognitive capabilities. The type of communication refers to the type of information, conveyed between the two communicating entities, the way in which this is done: Sensor-sharing communication: entities on both ends use the same sensory modality to perceive the communicated information. Sensor-bridging communication: sensory information obtained or experienced by each of the entities is not only transmitted, but transformed to an appropriate and different sensory modality. Representation-sharing communication: the same information representation is used on both ends to communicate information. Representation-bridging communication: sensory information transferred to the receiver entity is filtered and/or adapted so that a different information representation is used on the two ends. A sensor-sharing application of CogInfoCom brings novelty to traditional infocommunications in the sense that it can convey any kind of signal perceptible through the actor's senses to the other end of the communication line.

The transferred information may describe not only the actor involved in the communication, but the environment in which the actor is located. The key determinant of sensor-sharing communication is that the same sensory modality is used to perceive the sensory information on the receiving end of communication as would be used if the two actors were on the same end. Sensor bridging can in cases reflect not only the way in which the information is conveyed, but the kind of information, conveyed. Whenever the transferred information type is imperceptible to the receiving actor due to the lack of an appropriate sensory modality the communication of information will occur through sensor bridging. A CogInfoCom application can be regarded as an instance of representation sharing if it bridges between different sensors. For example, if text is conveyed to a blind person using Braille writing, the tactile sensory modality is used instead of vision, but the representation still consists of a linear succession of textual elements which represent individual characters in the alphabet.

By the same token, a CogInfoCom application can be regarded as representation bridging if it uses sensor sharing. The first draft definition of CogInfoCom was given in "Cognitive Infocommunications: CogInfoCom"; the definition was finalized based on the paper with the joint participation of the Startup Committee at the 1st International Workshop on Cognitive Infocommunications, held in Tokyo, Japan in 2010. A recent overview and further information can be found in, in the two special issues on CogInfoCom which have been published since and at the official website of CogInfoCom. Information and communications technology Infocommunications Information Age Information and communication technologies for environmental sustainability