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Marion County, West Virginia

Marion County is a county in the U. S. state of West Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 56,418, its county seat is Fairmont. The county was named in honor of General Francis Marion, known to history as "The Swamp Fox". Marion County comprises the Fairmont, WV Micropolitan Statistical Area, part of the Morgantown-Fairmont, WV Combined Statistical Area. Although the Adena and successor Hopewell cultures had flourished in this area at one time, the region which includes the land now known as Marion County was sparsely occupied by Native Americans, if at all, in the late 18th century. Only a few abortive attempts to start European settlements upon the Monongahela River or its branches are known prior to the French and Indian War, it was not until the year 1772 that any permanent settlements were made in this region. Marion County proper was created by an act of the Virginia Assembly on January 14, 1842, from parts of Monongalia and Harrison Counties, was named after General Francis Marion, of American Revolutionary War fame, known to history as "The Swamp Fox".

The year 1852 was an eventful time in Marion County's history, starting with the great flood on Monday, April 5. Heavy rains the day before caused the Monongahela and West Fork Rivers to rise at rate of 5 feet per hour until Tuesday afternoon, when the water reached 43 feet above its normal level; the greatest damage was sustained on the West Fork, where over 40 houses and buildings were swept away and floated past Fairmont. The flood damaged the railroad, in the final stages of being completed. By June 23 the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad was completed, connecting Fairmont to the west and to large cities in the east like Baltimore; the railroad required the building of a bridge to cross the Monongahela River about 1 mile west of Fairmont. This was achieved by building a massive iron bridge spanning 650 feet and lifted 35 feet above the water; the third major event of the year 1852 was the completion of the Fairmont and Palatine suspension bridge, connecting Fairmont to what was the town of Palatine.

The bridge was built under the direction of James L. Randolph, assistant engineer of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. Marion was one of fifty Virginia counties that were admitted to the Union as the state of West Virginia on June 20, 1863, at the height of the Civil War. In the months that followed, West Virginia's counties were divided into civil townships, with the intention of encouraging local government; this proved impractical in the rural state, in 1872 the townships were converted into magisterial districts. Marion County was divided into seven districts: Fairmont, Lincoln, Paw Paw and Winfield. In the 1980s, the historic magisterial districts were consolidated into three new districts: Middletown and West Augusta. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 312 square miles, of which 309 square miles is land and 2.8 square miles is water. Interstate 79 U. S. Highway 19 U. S. Highway 250 West Virginia Route 218 West Virginia Route 273 West Virginia Route 310 Monongalia County Taylor County Harrison County Wetzel County As of the census of 2000, there were 56,598 people, 23,652 households, 15,515 families living in the county.

The population density was 183 people per square mile. There were 26,660 housing units at an average density of 86 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 95.10% White, 3.22% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, 0.93% from two or more races. 0.70 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 23,652 households out of which 26.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.40% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.40% were non-families. 28.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.88. In the county, the population was spread out with 20.60% under the age of 18, 10.50% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years.

For every 100 females there were 90.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $28,626, the median income for a family was $37,182. Males had a median income of $29,005 versus $21,100 for females; the per capita income for the county was $16,246. About 11.70% of families and 16.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.30% of those under age 18 and 8.70% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 56,418 people, 23,786 households, 15,271 families living in the county; the population density was 182.7 inhabitants per square mile. There were 26,463 housing units at an average density of 85.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 94.3% white, 3.3% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.2% from other races, 1.5% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 0.9% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 23.5% were German, 17.8% were Irish, 13.7% were American, 12.0% were English, 10.3% were Italian.

Of the 23,786 households, 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.5% were married couples living

Paul Dupuis

Paul Dupuis was a French Canadian film actor, born in Montreal, Quebec and performed in British films during the late 1940s. The roles he played were as the romantic leading man, he died in Saint-Sauveur in Quebec. His films include Johnny Frenchman, The White Unicorn, La Forteresse, Sleeping Car to Trieste, Passport to Pimlico, The Romantic Age, The Reluctant Widow, Ti Coq, he was seen in the popular Quebec television series Les Belles Histoires des pays d'en haut. Yellow Canary Johnny Frenchman The Laughing Lady La forteresse The White Unicorn Against the Wind Sleeping Car to Trieste Passport to Pimlico Madness of the Heart The Romantic Age The Reluctant Widow Fugitive from Montreal Étienne Brûlé gibier de potence Tit Coq Passion de femmes Les pépées font la loi Napoleon Paul Dupuis on IMDb

You're All I Need (song)

"You're All I Need" is a power ballad by American heavy metal band Mötley Crüe. It was released as the third and final single from the band's 1987 album Girls, Girls. A glam metal tune, its guitar solo contains a key change mid-way, a classic example of diatonic chord progression; the song charted at 83 on the US Charts, 23 on the UK Charts. The song was praised by Jon Bon Jovi as "the best ballad Mötley Crüe have written.” When informed of this, Nikki Sixx laughed because of the gruesome meaning behind the song. As Sixx would relate in his Heroin Diaries memoir, "You're All I Need" was inspired by some real-life violent impulses. Convinced his girlfriend at the time had been cheating on him with actor Jack Wagner, enjoying a taste of pop stardom with his hit single "All I Need," Sixx wrote his own song — played it for his ex. "I took the cassette over to her apartment and I didn't say anything. I just had a little cassette player and I just played it for her, she started crying, I walked out the door," he told Rolling Stone.

"I was like,'Well now, that's that.'" However, the rest of the band praised the song and it was recorded for the Girls, Girls album. In Nikki's book The Heroin Diaries, a journal entry states that Tommy Lee was playing the song on the piano, Nikki wrote the lyrics for the piano part; the video depicts a man killing a woman with a kitchen knife. He takes a picture of her off the wall with his hand, covered in blood, throws it in the fireplace. After the murder, the man begins having a breakdown, destroys many objects in his house; the camera zooms around and shows a stove and pots, a sink, empty picture frames on the floor and a picture of Jimi Hendrix. The police arrive to arrest him. Paramedics put the dead woman in the man is hauled away in front of many onlookers. Though the murder was not shown on screen, the video was banned from MTV due to the violent nature of the lyrics; the video was directed by Wayne Isham. Official website

Ben Barclay

Benjamin Philip Barclay is an English professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for League One side Accrington Stanley. Barclay played for Brighton U23's and made a number of appearances for the Sussex club in the Premier League 2 league in the last few seasons; the former Manchester City youth player was included in Chris Hughton's 25 man squad for the 2018–19 Premier League season. He made his debut for Brighton on 28 August 2018, in the EFL Cup at home against Southampton where he played the full match in a 1–0 loss against their south coast rivals, he was released from Brighton at the end of the 2018–19 season. On 4 January 2019, Barclay joined Notts County on loan until the end of the season. Barclay made his Notts County debut a day after joining the club in a League Two fixture away against Essex club Colchester United where it finished 3–3 in what happened to be his first league match. On 19 April 2019 Barclay scored his first professional goal scoring in the 90+4 minute in a 2–1 home defeat to MK Dons.

In the next match, away to Crawley Barclay was sent off for violent conduct. He was sent off at the scoreline it finished; as a result of the suspension he would miss the final two games of the season where Notts County were relegated after a 3–1 away defeat to Swindon Town on the last game of the season. On 16 July 2019 Barclay joined Accrington Stanley, he made his debut for Stanley on 13 August in the EFL Cup starting in midfield where it finished 3–1 to Sunderland at Crown Ground. As of 3 September 2019

Erik Penser

Nils Wilhelm Erik Penser is a Swedish financier and businessman. Penser was born in Eslöv, the son Wilhelm Penser, a lawyer, Elisabeth. After having studied law at Lund University, Erik Penser commenced a career as a stockbroker at Bankirfirman Langenskiöld, which became Carnegie Investment Bank. Together with Thomas Fischer he worked intensively to develop the firm's business, laying the foundation for his private wealth. Penser's strategy was risky, he gained the controlling interest of several large companies on the Stockholm Stock Exchange. During the 1980s Penser was one of Sweden's most influential businessmen. Through his holding company, Yggdrasil, he controlled both Nobel Industrier and Finans AB Gamlestaden, his massive financial leverage and the harsh business environment experienced during the Swedish banking crisis in 1990–1994 forced Penser to cease control of his holdings, which were sold to Nordbanken for the symbolic sum of SEK 1 each. At a press conference Björn Wahlström, the chairman of Nordbanken, said that Erik Penser was'destitute and finished as a businessman'.

The transaction resulted in a prolonged legal dispute between Nordbanken. In 1992 Penser regained control of Yggdrasil, the consideration was once again SEK 1; the vice Chairman of Nordbanken, Jacob Palmstierna, admitted that Penser had been under extreme pressure when he was forced to sign the agreement with Nordbanken. Since Penser has rebuilt an estimated net worth of SEK 1 billion, with interests in both Sweden and abroad. In Sweden, his main holdings includes Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag, with activities in corporate finance, trading and private wealth management and Pensum, an insurance and pension advisory firm. Erik Penser resides, in Compton Beauchamp, England. Erik Penser is known as a distinguished collector, collecting – amongst many objects – old share certificates, film posters and bank notes. Erik Penser Bankaktiebolag, investment banking

Md Sirat Abu

Datuk Md Sirat Abu is a Malaysian politician and a former Member of the Parliament of Malaysia for the Bukit Katil constituency in the state of Melaka. He is a member of the United Malays National Organisation party in the governing Barisan Nasional coalition. Md Sirat was elected to federal Parliament in the 2008 election, having been nominated by UMNO to contest the seat ahead of its incumbent member Ruddin Ab Ghani, he had earlier served as President of the Melaka Municipal Council and political secretary to the Chief Minister of Melaka, Mohd Ali Rustam. He was dropped from UMNO's list of candidates for the 2013 Malaysian general election in favour of Mohd Ali, seeking to move to the federal parliament. Mohd Ali's move failed. Akin