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Madison County, Iowa

Madison County is a county located in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,679; the county seat is Winterset. Madison County is included in IA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Madison County is famous for being the county where John Wayne was born, for a number of covered bridges; these bridges were featured in Robert James Waller's 1992 novella The Bridges of Madison County, as well as the 1995 film and 2014 musical based on it. Madison County was formed on January 13, 1846, it has been self-governed since 1849. It was named after the fourth President of the United States. Hiram Hurst, a suspected murderer and hog thief was the first white settler in Madison County, having come from Missouri about April 15, 1846. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 562 square miles, of which 561 square miles is land and 1.2 square miles is water. Interstate 80 U. S. Highway 6 U. S. Highway 169 Iowa Highway 92 Dallas County Warren County Clarke County Union County Adair County Polk County The 2010 census recorded a population of 15,679 in the county, with a population density of 27.9413/sq mi.

There were 6,554 housing units. As of the census of 2000, there were 14,019 people, 5,326 households, 3,925 families residing in the county; the population density was 25 people per square mile. There were 5,661 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.57% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, 0.68% from two or more races. 0.75 % of the population were Latino of any race. Madison County was mentioned as an "Extreme Whitopia" in Rich Benjamin's book, Searching for Whitopia. There were 5,326 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.90% were married couples living together, 7.00% had a female householder with no husband present, 26.30% were non-families. 22.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.70% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county, the population was spread out with 27.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.10 males. The median income for a household in the county was $41,845, the median income for a family was $48,289. Males had a median income of $31,126 versus $24,095 for females; the per capita income for the county was $19,357. About 4.60% of families and 6.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.60% of those under age 18 and 10.40% of those age 65 or over. There are only six extant covered bridges in Madison County of the original nineteen: Cedar Bridge built 1883, destroyed 2002, rebuilt 2004, 76 feet long; the rebuilt bridge was destroyed by a fire in 2017. Cutler-Donahoe Bridge built 1870, 79 feet long. Hogback Covered Bridge built 1884, 97 feet long. Holliwell Bridge built 1880, 122 feet long.

Featured in the 1995 movie The Bridges of Madison County. Imes Bridge built 1870, 81 feet long. Roseman Covered Bridge built 1883, 107 feet long; this is the best-known one. The remaining covered bridges were designed by Harvey P. Jones and George K. Foster, with the following exceptions - Eli Cox built the Cutler-Donahoe Bridge, J. P. Clark built the Imes Bridge. Madison County is home to the only highway tunnel in Iowa, Harmon Tunnel, through the neck of an incised meander of the Middle River in Pammel Park. Barney Old Peru Webster The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Madison County.† county seat For most of its history, Madison County has supported the Republican Party in presidential elections. From 1896 to 1960, the county only failed to back the party's candidate in 1932 when Herbert Hoover was defeated in a national landslide for reelection by Franklin D. Roosevelt; the county was much more of a swing area between 1964 & 1996, voting for the national winner in every presidential election between 1964 & 2004 aside from 1988 when Michael Dukakis was boosted to an inflated margin of victory statewide by a farm crisis.

Since the start of the second millennium, Republicans have carried the county in every presidential election. Donald Trump produced the county's strongest Republican presidential victory since 1952 in 2016, winning by a margin of over 30 percent. Madison County Courthouse National Register of Historic Places listings in Madison County, Iowa County website Madison County Chamber of Commerce Madison County Development Group

Debee Ashby

Debee Ashby is an English former glamour model who appeared in British men's magazines and tabloid newspapers during the 1980s and 1990s. She was one of the best-known Page 3 models of her era. Ashby's modelling career began when her mother, Anne Ashby, took her at age 16 to a glamour photography studio in Coventry. In late 1983, she began appearing in British men's magazines; as a consequence, she was expelled from King Henry VIII School, before she completed her O-levels. She went on to model for numerous other publications and starred in a number of softcore videos, she retired from glamour modelling in 1996. Ashby subsequently expressed regret over her glamour modelling career, she noted that she suffered from bulimia for around seven years, that men preyed sexually on young glamour models, that she underwent therapy for four years. She supported the decision to remove Page 3 from The Sun, stating that if she had a daughter, she would not want her to become a glamour model. In 2018, aged 50, Ashby featured in a charity glamour pictorial in The Sun, appearing alongside other former Page 3 models to raise funds for a fellow former model's cancer treatment.

She and the other models were photographed covering their breasts with their hands. Since retiring from modelling, Ashby has been involved in managing pubs and restaurants, in property development. Ashby had a controversial and publicised relationship with American actor Tony Curtis when she was 17 and he was 59, during which she spent time at his Palm Springs home. In an interview, she downplayed any sexual aspect of the relationship, saying that "He wanted company, it wasn't just my boobs... He said I had an interesting personality." She was linked romantically to Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt and gangster Reggie Kray. Ashby married session musician Richard Mead in 1992. After retiring from glamour modelling, she moved to the Isle of Man in 1996, where she married Dave Wookey in 1999; the couple had a baby boy in 2000. Ashby lives with her fiancé Johnny Mills and stepson. Debee Ashby on IMDb Debee Ashby’s Sun Page 3 Biography "My Love is Going Blind.." The Free Library. 2000. MGN LTD

Next Estonian parliamentary election

The next parliamentary elections will be held in Estonia by 5 March 2023 to elect all 101 members of the Riigikogu. The 101 members of the Riigikogu are elected by proportional representation in twelve multi-member constituencies. Seats are allocated using a modified D'Hondt method. Parties have to pass a nationwide threshold of 5%, but if the number of votes cast for an individual candidate exceeds or equals the simple quota, they are elected. Poll results are listed in the table below in reverse chronological order, showing the most recent first; the highest percentage figure in each poll is displayed in bold, the background shaded in the leading party's color. In the instance that there is a tie no figure is shaded; the bottom number under the prior election represents the number of seats obtained. Estonian National Electoral Committee

Multiscale Green's function

Multiscale Green's function is a generalized and extended version of the classical Green's function technique for solving mathematical equations. The main application of the MSGF technique is in modeling of nanomaterials; these materials are small – of the size of few nanometers. Mathematical modeling of nanomaterials requires special techniques and is now recognized to be an independent branch of science. A mathematical model is needed to calculate the displacements of atoms in a crystal in response to an applied static or time dependent force in order to study the mechanical and physical properties of nanomaterials. One specific requirement of a model for nanomaterials is that the model needs to be multiscale and provide seamless linking of different length scales. Green's function was formulated by the British mathematical physicist George Green in the year 1828 as a general technique for solution of operator equations, it has been extensively used in mathematical Physics over the last two hundred years and applied to a variety of fields.

Reviews of some applications of GFs such as for many body theory and Laplace equation are available in the Wikipedia. The GF based techniques are used for modeling of various physical processes in materials such as phonons, Electronic band structure and elastostatics; the MSGF method is a new GF technique for mathematical modeling of nanomaterials. Mathematical models are used for calculating the response of materials to an applied force in order to simulate their mechanical properties; the MSGF technique links different length scales in modeling of nanomaterials. Nanomaterials need to be modeled at the length scales of nanometers. For example, a silicon nanowire, whose width is about five nanometers, contains just 10 – 12 atoms across its width. Another example is many new two-dimensional solids; these new materials are ultimate in thinness because they are just two atoms thick. Multiscale modeling is needed for such materials because their properties are determined by the discreteness of their atomistic arrangements as well as their overall dimensions.

The MSGF method is multiscale in the sense that it links the response of materials to an applied force at atomistic scales to their response at the macroscopic scales. The response of materials at the macroscopic scales is calculated by using the continuum model of solids. In the continuum model, the discrete atomistic structure of solids is averaged out into a continuum. Properties of nanomaterials are sensitive to their atomistic structure as well as their overall dimensions, they are sensitive to the macroscopic structure of the host material in which they are embedded. The MSGF method is used to model such composite systems; the MSGF method is used for analyzing behavior of crystals containing lattice defects such as vacancies, interstitials, or foreign atoms. Study of these lattice defects is of interest. Presence of a defect in a lattice displaces the host atoms from their original position or the lattice gets distorted; this is shown in Fig 1 for a 1D lattice as an example. Atomistic scale modeling is needed to calculate this distortion near the defect, whereas the continuum model is used to calculate the distortion far away from the defect.

The MSGF links these two scales seamlessly. The MSGF model of nanomaterials accounts for multiparticles as well as multiscales in materials, it is an extension of the lattice statics Green’s function method, formulated at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell in U. K. in 1973. It is referred to as Tewary method in the literature The LSGF method complements molecular dynamics method for modeling multiparticle systems; the LSGF method is based upon the use of the Born von Karman model and can be applied to different lattice structures and defects. The MSGF method is an extended version of the LSGF method and has been applied to many nanomaterials and 2D materialsAt the atomistic scales, a crystal or a crystalline solid is represented by a collection of interacting atoms located at discrete sites on a geometric lattice. A perfect crystal consists of a periodic geometric lattice; the perfect lattice has translation symmetry. In a perfect periodic lattice, assumed to be infinite, all atoms are identical.

At equilibrium each atom is assumed to be located at its lattice site. The force at any atom due to other atoms just cancels out; these conditions break down in a distorted lattice in which atoms get displaced from their positions of equilibrium. The lattice distortion may be caused by an externally applied force; the lattice can be distorted by introducing a defect in the lattice or displacing an atom that disturbs the equilibrium configuration and induces a force on the lattice sites. This is shown in Fig. 1. The objective of the mathematical model is to calculate the resulting values of the atomic displacements; the GF in the MSGF method is calculated by minimizing the total energy of the lattice. The potential energy of the lattice in the form of an infinite Taylor series in atomic displacements in the harmonic approximation as follows W = − ∑ L, a f a u a + 1 2 ∑ L, a ∑ L ′, b K a b u

Weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Qualification

This article details the qualifying phase for weightlifting at the 2016 Summer Olympics. The competition at these Games includes 260 athletes; each competing nation is allowed to enter a maximum of 6 men and 4 women. 2014 and 2015 World Weightlifting Championships are the main qualifying events for the 2016 Olympic games. NOCs achieve qualification places according to their position in the joint team classification by points adding those scored in the 2014 and 2015 World Championships. One continental qualification event is held for each continent in 2016. Only NOCs which have not gained quota places in the Main Qualification Events may obtain quota places. On November 19, 2015, the International Weightlifting Federation banned Bulgaria from competing at the Rio Olympics due to doping, took one Olympic entry place from Romania and Uzbekistan because of "multiple positive cases" of doping. On 22 June 2016, the International Weightlifting Federation announced that a number of countries would lose quota places in weightlifting at the Games because of doping violations.

IWF went on to state that if the testing of'B' samples confirmed any country had three or more violations in the 2008 and 2012 Olympic retesting programme, that country would be suspended from international weightlifting for one year, would thereby be excluded from the Games in Rio, alongside the suspended Bulgaria. IWF clarified that after retesting of'A' samples from 2008 and 2012 that the three countries therefore scheduled for suspension were Kazakhstan and Belarus. Russia is appealing this decision to the Court of Arbitration for Sport on 6 July 2016. In addition, quota places have been removed from Azerbaijan,Belarus, Moldova, North Korea, Russia and Uzbekistan. * The International Olympic Committee and the International Weightlifting Federation have decided to remove one quota place from Romania and Uzbekistan due to "multiple positive cases" of doping. ** On June 22, 2016, IWF further removed 11 quotas from 6 NOCs: Azerbaijan loses 1 man and 1 woman quota. Belarus loses 1 man quota. Kazakhstan, North Korea, Russia each lose 1 man and 1 woman quota.

Moldova loses 2 men quota.*** On July 29, 2016, the IWF banned the entire Russian team. The IWF reallocated the quota as follows: Albania and Moldova each get a woman quota. Belgium, Croatia, El Salvador and Serbia each get a man quota. Individual ranking events Note: In the 2015 Qualification ranking, the IWF deleted Bulgaria from the ranking list and recalculated all scores accordingly. If the same changes are made to the 2014 ranking, point scores were changed and ranking places were altered. Teams 1st–6th: 6 athletes Teams 7th–12th: 5 athletes Teams 13th–18th: 4 athletes Teams 19th–24th: 3 athletes Teams 1st–7th: 1 athlete Teams 1st–7th: 1 athlete Teams 1st–5th: 1 athlete Teams 1st–5th: 1 athlete Teams 1st–7th: 1 athlete In the 2015 Qualification ranking, the IWF eliminated Bulgaria from the ranking list and recalculated all scores accordingly, as if Bulgarian athletes had not been present at all. If the same changes are made to the 2014 ranking, point scores will change and ranking places may be altered.

Teams 1st–9th: 4 athletes Teams 10th–16th: 3 athletes Teams 17th–21st: 2 athletes Teams 1st–6th: 1 athlete Teams 1st–6th: 1 athlete Teams 1st–4th: 1 athlete Teams 1st–4th: 1 athlete Teams 1st–4th: 1 athlete BLR Nastassia Novikava's 4th-place finish in the 58kg discipline during the 2015 IWF World Championships was invalidated due to a positive doping test. Eight places for men and seven places for women are allocated based on the Olympic Qualification Ranking Lists. Individual quota places are allocated to the athletes, ranked in the top 15 places for men and the top 10 places for women in each bodyweight category, from NOCs which have not gained any quota place through the Main or Continental Qualification Events. Standings after Pan American Championships Standings after Pan American ChampionshipsNotes: AZE: Azerbaijan was stripped of a quota for men and women. On June 23, 2016, the International Weightlifting Federation announced the re-allocation of 20 unused quota places. On July 29, 2016, the IWF announced more re-allocation of unused quota places.

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Silvio Raffo

Silvio Raffo is an Italian writer and translator. He is the most prolific translator of American women writers from English to Italian. A screen adaptation of his 1996 novel Voice from the Stone has been directed by Eric Howell. Silvio Raffo was born in Italy, he graduated from the Università Cattolica with a thesis on Latin language. In 1986 he founded the literary club "La Piccola Fenice" in Varese. A poet and translator, he has lectured in Italy and Norway, is a visiting professor in London, he was shortlisted for the Strega Prize in 1997 for his novel La voce della pietra, has won several poetry prizes, including the Premio Gozzano, Premio Cardarelli, Premio Montale, Premio Ada Negri, Premio Jean Vigo. He has long contributed to the leading Italian publishing house Mondadori as a translator and essayist. For Mondadori he translated into Italian Emily Dickinson's works, he lives in Varese where he teaches Italian literature at Liceo Classico Cairoli. He published his first poetry collection in 1976, followed by many others, notably Lampi della visione and L'equilibrio terrestre, both for Crocetti Editore.

His work was praised, by the Nobel Prize-candidate poet Maria Luisa Spaziani. A prolific novelist, he has published eight novels, among which are La voce della pietra, shortlisted for the Premio Strega in 1997, Virginio, both published by Il Saggiatore; when it first came out, Voice from the Stone was praised by the English novelist Muriel Spark. To date, he is the most prolific translator of English women writers, having so far translated works by Emily Dickinson, Christina Rossetti, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Emily Brontë, Dorothy Parker, Sara Teasdale, who he first translated and had published in Italy; the result of his many years' studies on Emily Dickinson, he published in 2009 the essay "La Sposa del Terrore". A new biography of the poet of Amherst is going to be published in 2011. In 2008, in Varese, together with professor and researcher Ms Linda Terziroli, he established the "Premio Guido Morselli", both a literary award and a series of conferences concerning the work of Guido Morselli, a writer whose novels were published only after his suicide in 1974.

In 2010, a screen adaption of his 1997 novel, Voice from the Stone, was announced. The novel was adapted for the screen by Mark Wheaton and produced by Dean Zanuck and Stefano Gallini. According to the Internet Movie Database, the film had Japanese cult movie director Hideo Nakata set to direct until Eric Howell, director of Academy Award 2010 shortlisted film Ana's Playground, took over the helm. Emilia Clarke stars in the supernatural thriller. "Lampi della visione", Crocetti Editore, 1988 "L'equilibrio terrestre", Crocetti Editore, 1992 "Maternale", Nem, 2007 "Lo specchio attento", Edizioni Studio Tesi, 1987 "La voce della pietra", Il Saggiatore, 1996 "Virginio", Il Saggiatore, 1997 "Eros degli inganni", Bietti, 2010 "Voice from the Stone", ebook version, 2017 "Oscar Wilde: tutti i racconti", Newton & Compton, 1997 "Emily Dickinson: tutte le poesie", Meridiani Mondadori, 1999 "Christina Rossetti: nostalgia del cielo", Le Lettere, 2001 "Brontë: poesie", Mondadori, 2004 "Donna, mistero senza fine bello", T.

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