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Mason County, Texas

Mason County is a county located on the Edwards Plateau in the U. S. state of Texas. At the 2010 census, its population was 4,012, its county seat is Mason. The county is named for Fort Mason, located in the county. Original inhabitants Lipan Apache, Comanches 1847 Meusebach–Comanche Treaty 1851, July 6 – Fort Mason is established. 1858, January 22 – Mason County, named for Fort Mason, is established by an act of Texas state legislature. First post offices are established. 1860 Population of 630 includes 18 slaves. 1861,February – County, spurred in part by anti-slavery sentiments of German residents, overwhelmingly votes against secession from the Union. March – Fort Mason surrendered to the Confederacy, who leave it vacant and thereby cause an uptick in Indian attacks on the area. May 20 – Voters select town of Mason as County Seat.1866–1868 Federal troops occupy Fort Mason, only to abandon it. 1869 Courthouse and jail are erected. 1870 May 16 – Herman Lehmann and brother Willie are captured by Apaches, but Willie escapes within days.

1870–1898 The county had four women homesteaders: Louisa J. Hendryx, Mahala Hunnicutt, Sarah E. Morris and Priscilla Sparks 1875–1877County’s first newspaper begins publication. Hoo Doo War over cattle rustling. Most famous participant in the war is Johnny Ringo, who on September 1875, kills James Cheyney. Courthouse fire destroys all records.1878, May 12 – Herman Lehmann, escorted by soldiers returns to his family. 1880s Manganese is discovered. Wakefield Company opens Spiller mines. Iron ore is discovered. Prospecting begins for gold and coal. 1882–83 Hereford cattle are introduced into the county. Provisions made for county wide road work. 1887 The county petitions for state aid for needy residents. 1890s County places a bounty on wolves and mountain lions. 1902 Mason installs its first telephone in the county judge's office. 1918 October 3 – Eighteen months after United States Congress declares war on Germany, the Mason County Council of Defense draws up resolution to abandon the use of the German language in the county.

The majority of County residents are of German heritage. 1919 First oil and gas lease in the county. Construction begins on the Mason County section of the Puget Sound-to-the-Gulf Highway. 1920s Radios come to Mason County. 1938 Pedernales Electric Cooperative is formed to provide rural electrification. Mason County joins in June. 1946 Local soil-conservation board organized. County schools consolidated. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 932 square miles, of which 929 square miles is land and 3.4 square miles is water. U. S. Highway 87 U. S. Highway 377 State Highway 29 State Highway 71 McCulloch County San Saba County Llano County Gillespie County Kimble County Menard County At the 2000 census, there were 3,738 people, 1,607 households and 1,110 families residing in the county; the population density was 4 per square mile. There were 2,372 housing units at an average density of 2 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 91.60% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.75% from other races, 1.82% from two or more races.

20.95 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,607 households of which 25.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.10% were married couples living together, 7.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 30.90% were non-families. 29.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.83. 22.40% of the population were under the age of 18, 4.70% from 18 to 24, 20.70% from 25 to 44, 28.80% from 45 to 64, 23.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.60 males. The median household income was $30,921 and the median family income was $39,360. Males had a median income of $28,125 compared with $20,000 for females; the per capita income was $20,931. About 10.10% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.50% of those under age 18 and 13.30% of those age 65 or over.

Mason J. Marvin Hunter: Born in Mason County. Historian, printer of the American West, founder of Frontier Times magazine and the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera Anna Mebus Martin: Chartered the Commercial Bank of Mason, wealthy business woman and rancher. Louis Martin: Co-founder of Hedwigs Hill, Mason County Justice of the Peace. Governor Coke Stevenson: Born in Mason County. Leonie von Meusebach–Zesch: Born in Mason County. Pioneer dentist. Gene Zesch Sculptor Frederick Benjamin "Fred" Gipson was an American author, he is best known for writing the 1956 novel Old Yeller, which became a popular 1957 Walt Disney film. Adelsverein German Texan Honey Creek List of museums in Central Texas Meusebach Homesite National Register of Historic Places listings in Mason County, Texas Recorded Texas Historic Landmarks in Mason County Spy Rock Library of Congress Historic American Buildings Survey Mason County government's website Mason County from the Handbook of Texas Online Texas Beyond History, Honey Creek

Naraha, Fukushima

Naraha is a town located in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan. As of December 2014, the town had an official registered population of 7,098, a population density of 68.5 persons per km², although the current actual resident population is smaller. The total area of the town is 103.64 square kilometres. From 2011 until 2015, the town was evacuated due to fallout from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. While the town wasn't contaminated by the fallout, restrictions on residency were held until September 2015 when cleanup efforts concluded, allowing people to return. Naraha is the first of several towns and cities near Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant to have been reopened to residents. Naraha is located in southern of Fukushima Prefecture. Fukushima Prefecture Iwaki Hirono Tomioka Kawauchi The area of present-day Naraha was part of Mutsu Province, was included in the tenryo holdings of the Tokugawa shogunate during Edo period Japan. After the Meiji restoration, on April 1, 1889, the villages of Kido and Tatsuta was created within Naraha District, Fukushima.

Naraha District became Futaba District in 1896. The villages of Kido and Tatsuta merged in 1956 to form the town of Naraha. Naraha suffered great devastation as a result of the March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami; as a result of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster, as well as problems experienced with its cooling facility of the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant, the town was evacuated by order of the town government. The entire area of the town fell within the 20 kilometer exclusion zone around the Fukushima Daiichi Power Plant. On August 1, 2012 the government eased the restriction order by allowing residents to visit their homes during daylight hours, but not permitting overnight stays. In March 2014, Naraha completed decontamination work in its residential areas, although radiation levels remained high in some areas of the town, many buildings were still in ruins. By April 2015, residents could stay overnight if they applied for permission, the evacuation order was lifted effective September 4, 2015.

Reconstruction efforts in the town commenced in 2016. The economy of Naraha was heavily dependent on agriculture; the Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant was a major employer. Naraha had one middle school and two elementary schools in March 2011. East Japan Railway Company - Jōban Line Kido Station – Tatsuta Jōban Expressway – Naraha Parking Area Japan National Route 6 Among other attractions, Naraha houses J-Village, a state-of-the-art sports training and convention facility that houses a hotel and public bath; the Argentina National Football Team stayed at J-Village for the 2002 World Cup. Naraha houses one of Japan's fifty-seven cycling terminals and an onsen. - Wuchang since 1992 - Euclid, Ohio since 1993. Official Website


Blindern is the main campus of the University of Oslo, located in Nordre Aker in Oslo, Norway. Most of the departments of the University of Oslo are located at Blindern; the central building is Georg Sverdrup's house. Other buildings of note are the social studies building. Though the construction of a university campus at Blindern was decided on as early as 1921, the first buildings were not ready for use before 1931. Only in 1960 was Upper Blindern, the area most associate with the University today, finished. UiO today has 32,000 students; the campus is named after the old farm Blindern from Norse Blindarvin. The first element is the genitive of an old name of the brook, the last element is vin f'meadow'; the word Blind is derived from the fact that parts of the brook were hidden to see since the brook had a deep course. Blindern was ancient farmland. In the 18th and 19th century the owners were among the progressive farmers who employed modern methods of agriculture, sold refrigerated milk to the city.

Halvor Blinderen was a pioneering farm owner and was among the first farmer to grow potatoes in Norway. In the 1850s parts of the Blindern farm were made the vicarage of Vestre Aker parish. Among the parsons was poet and folklorist Jørgen Moe, buried at the churchyard

Aniket Jadhav

Aniket Anil Jadhav is an Indian professional footballer who plays as a forward for Jamshedpur FC. He gained fame for his wonderful skills and speed at the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup held in India. Born in Kolhapur, Jadhav was part of the AIFF Elite Academy batch, preparing for the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup to be hosted in India. After the tournament, Jadhav was selected to play for the Indian Arrows, an All India Football Federation-owned team that would consist of India under-20 players to give them playing time, he made his professional debut for the side in the Arrow's first match of the season against Chennai City. He started and scored a brace as Indian Arrows won 3–0. On March 5, 2019, Jadhav joined Blackburn Rovers for a 3 month training spell at their academy. Jadhav represented the India under-17 side which participated in the 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, hosted in India; as of 27 February 2018

Nanjundeswarar temple, Karamadai

Nanjundeswarar Temple is a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva in Karamadai, a village in Coimbatore district in the South Indian state of Tamil Nadu, It is located 96 km from Erode. Constructed in the Dravidian style of architecture, the temple is believed to have been built during the 16th century. In this temple, Shiva is worshipped as his consort Parvathi as Ulaganayagi; the Vijayanagar and Nayak kings commissioned pillared halls and major shrines of the temple during the 16th century. The temple is open from 6am - 12 pm and 4-8:30 pm on all days except during new moon days when it is open the full day. Four daily rituals and three yearly festivals are held at the temple, of which the Shivaratri festival during the Tamil month of Vaiakasi and Annabishekam in Aippasi being the most prominent; the temple is maintained and administered by the Hindu Religious and Endowment Board of the Government of Tamil Nadu. As per another legend, there was a fight between the Devas and Asuras during the chruning of Ocean of Milk for Amrita, the ambrosia.

Asuras were able to overpower Devas at one point of time and the Devas sought the rescue from Vishnu. Vishnu gave them empty pot. While churning the ocean of milk, there were a lot of divine elements like Kamadhenu. During one part of the churning, poisonous gases began to emnate and both the asuras and devas were seeking rescue from Shiva in his abode at Kailasa. Shiva appeared and drank the poison and while gulping the contents, Parvathi grabbed his throat and the poison remained in his throat. Since Shiva drank the poison, he came to be referred as Nanjundeswarar. A granite wall surrounds the temple; the temple has the gateway tower. The sanctum of the temple is believed to have been carved out in a single stone; the image of Nanjundeswarar in the form of Lingam is housed in the sanctum. It appears red in colour; the northern part of the temple houses the image of the consort of Nanjundeswarar. The vimana, the shrine over the sanctum of Nanjundeswarar is similar to the ones in North Indian temples, with a spiral structure.

The metal image of Chandrasekara is unique that the full image of Ganga is sculpted unlike the other temples where Shiva is sported with cresecent alone. The shrine houses the images of Vinayaka, Veerabhadra, Palani Andavar, Mahishasuramardini and Nataraja on the walls. Shiva in one of the sculptures is portrayed while Parvathi as a dancer; the Vinayaka idol is sported with one of his legs bent, while image of Kali is sported with a dancing posture. There are sculptures depicting Machavallabha emerging out of fish, soldier armed with sword and a goat worshipping Shiva. There are sculptures of live creatures like cow, elephant, fish, yali, pig and bull. Similar to the Meenakshi Amman temple, there are six 6 ft elephants guarding the sactum of Nanjundeswarar. There are miniature sculptures of Rishabaruda, Kali and Lakshmi Narayana on both sides of the elephants. While the exact history of the temple could not be ascertained, the copper plate inscriptions in the temple from 1479 indicate grant of village named Poosarpalaym to the Brahmins.

The endowment was made by the general of Krishnadeva Raya. The temple follows Saivite tradition; the temple priests perform the pooja on a daily basis. The temple is open from 6am - 12 pm and 4-8:30 pm on all days except during new moon days when it is open the full day; the Ranganathaswamy temple is present in the same campus and the water for daily rituals is taken from the same tank for both the temples. During a yearly festival the festival image of Ranganathar is brought to the Nanjundeswarar temple for an event called Ambu yerithal; the Shivaratri festival during the Tamil month of Vaiakasi and Annabishekam in Aippasi being the most prominent

Hose coupling

A hose coupling is a connector on the end of a hose to connect it with another hose or with a tap or a hose appliance, such as an irrigation sprinkler. It is made of steel, stainless steel, aluminium or plastic. Due to the great variety of the designs and the number of countries in which they were created, it is difficult to trace the origin of many. Patents that cover designs similar to those below include: 1876: HOSE-COUPLING, No.175,232. Coupling for hose and pipe. US 894900 A 1915: Coupling. US 1248558 A 1931: Coupling. US 1947593 A See Garden hose thread. See Hoselink and Hozelock plastic click-on connectors. NF E 29-579 GFR A "boss" ground joint coupling valve hose coupling used for compressed air or steam, it spud. It seals as a soft copper seat located in the spud is drawn against the stem by tightening the wing nut. Holedall dock hose couplings are built to the BS EN 1765:2004 "Rubber hose assemblies for oil suction and discharge services Specification for the assemblies" known as dock hoses.

These are internally swaged hose couplings and found on larger diameter fuel oil hoses used in higher pressure applications or where the hose is exposed to higher end pull, e.g. Oil Suction & Discharge hose), they are installed with special dies. Holedall IX internally expanded hose coupling is used in higher pressure applications, or where the hose is exposed to higher end pull, or where a full flow is required, they are installed with special hydraulic drawbar machinery. National Hose thread known as National Standard Thread, it is the most common type of fire hose coupling used in the United States. The male and female straight threads screw together and the connection is sealed with a gasket; the type of threaded coupling with a pin-lug swivel used on fire hoses was first manufactured prior to 1873 in the U. S.: Unknown patent by Charles W. Emery, dated July 11, 1865, 1874: Hose-Couplings, No. 149,029 by W. A. Caswell 1874: Hose-Couplings, No. 149,441 by W. A. Caswell, describes a method of casting the hose tail inside the coupler, so that it can pivot but not be detached.

1876: HOSE-COUPLING, No.175,232. UNI Fire Fittings are used in Italy, available in several sizes, including UNI 25, UNI 45, UNI 70. A camlock called cam and groove, is a quick connect fluid transfer hose coupling that consists of a male "adapter" and female "coupler"; the adapter has a groove on the outside, engaged by the "cam arms" on the outside of the coupler to effect a seal against the gasket inside the "coupler". They are used for petroleum or chemical applications. Specified by Mil-C-27487 / A-A-59326A / EN 14420-7 / DIN 2828. Similar in appearance to Bauer couplings, but not compatible with them. Used in agricultural, irrigation and construction industries, but most for water, mortar and bulk products. Called John Morris Coupling, BS336 Instantaneous fire couplings are similar in design to the camlock fittings, are used by, they are available in two sizes: ​1 1⁄2″ INST and ​2 1⁄2″ INST. Around 1955 Hozelock Ltd in the United Kingdom invented and patented the international standard plastic, click-on style, push-fit hose end connector now used with garden hoses.

The concept was developed to replace metal hose end connectors in coal mines, which were prone to cause static sparks and the possibility of methane gas explosions. All-metal versions of the connector are now in common use for garden hoses; the system is now universally used by gardeners throughout the world. The Hozelock brand adapters are available with BSP threads, while the compatible Gardena brand, sold in the U. S. uses ¾-11.5NH threads. There are two different sizes of the connectors available, with the larger one being rare and used on ​ 3⁄4″ hoses. A cam and lock-like coupler, used in the agricultural industry. Known by the brand names of manufacturers, including Bauer and Miller/Ferrari. Available in sizes ranging from 2″ to 12″. A Japanese quick connect and disconnect coupling used on fire hoses in Japan and defined by JIS B9911. A.k.a. TW couplings, or tanker couplings, these were defined by DIN 28450, but are now specified by EN ISO 14420-6; the couplings are used in the petrochemical and food industries.

A variety of manufacturers sell the same style quick-connect garden hose coupling. The design is similar in concept to the plastic Hozelock design, in that the female coupling has a spring-loaded outside barrel that locks onto the male coupling, but both couplers are made of brass and the male coupling lacks the rubber O-ring found on the Hozelock couplers. Many of these couplings are of the so-called "claw" type; some of the information below has been taken from commercial product specifications. The "Air King" universal air hose coupling known as a "Chicago style" fitting, is malleable iron or brass "quarter turn" "sexless coupling" found on large pneumatic tools like jackhammers; the fitting is considered "universal", because a common two-lug head is used on all sizes ranging from 0.25 to 1 inch. This coupling is used by Spanish firefighters, is defined by Spanish Standard UNE 23400, it is a sexless coupling with three engaging lugs, is available in several different sizes, including Barcelona 25, Barcelona 45 (