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McCarthy, Alaska

McCarthy is a census-designated place in Valdez-Cordova Census Area, United States. The population was 28 at the 2010 census, down from 42 in 2000. McCarthy is 120 mi northeast of Cordova at the foot of the Wrangell Mountains. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP of McCarthy has a total area of 148.3 square miles. None of the area is covered with water, it is connected to the outside world via the McCarthy Road spur of the Edgerton Highway from Chitina, must be passed through to reach Kennecott, a destination of tourists seeking access to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. From the end of the road one had to cross the Kennecott River and a smaller stream using manually propelled ropeways, but a footbridge was built in the 1990s. Visitors can walk to McCarthy in about 15 minutes, although shuttle vans and buses are available during the tourist season from the bridge to both McCarthy and Kennecott. McCarthy has a dry-summer subarctic climate, similar to Anchorage. McCarthy first reported on the 1920 U.

S. Census as an unincorporated village. With the closure of the post office in 1943, it did not report on the census from 1950-80, it returned again beginning in 1990. As of the census of 2000, there were 42 people, 26 households, 6 families residing in the CDP; the population density was 0.3 people per square mile. There were 47 housing units at an average density of 0.3/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 100.00% White. There were 26 households out of which 15.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 15.4% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 73.1% were non-families. 53.8% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.62 and the average family size was 2.14. In the CDP, the age distribution of the population shows 9.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 47.6% from 45 to 64, 4.8% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females, there were 147.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 153.3 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $17,188, the median income for a family was $20,000; the per capita income for the CDP was $16,045. There were no families and 15.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 65. For centuries, Athabascans hunted in the area of McCarthy. Chief Nikolai and his band of Athabaskan Natives had a summer camp at Dan Creek, 15 miles east of McCarthy, where they collected copper nuggets from Dan Creek, their permanent camp was on the Copper River at the village of Taral near Chitina where they fished for salmon. Copper was discovered between the Kennicott Glacier and McCarthy Creek in 1900, after which Kennicott Mine, Kennecott Mining Company, company town of Kennecott were created. Due to a clerical error, the corporation and town used the spelling of Kennecott instead of Kennicott, named for Kennicott Glacier in the valley below the town.

The glacier was named after a naturalist who explored in Alaska in the mid-1800s. Because alcoholic beverages and prostitution were forbidden in Kennecott, McCarthy grew as an area to provide illicit services not available in the company town, it grew into a major town with a gymnasium, a hospital, a school, a bar and a brothel. The Copper River and Northwestern Railway reached McCarthy in 1911. In 1938, the copper deposits were gone and the town was abandoned; the railroad discontinued service that year. Over its 30-year operation, U. S. $200 million in ore was extracted from the mine, making it the richest concentration of copper ore in the world. The population of McCarthy and Kennecott fell to zero until the 1970s, when the area began to draw young people from the many who came to Alaska in the'70s for adventure and the big money of the Trans Alaska Pipeline project. In the'80s, after the area was designated Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, it began to draw some adventurous tourists to the new national park.

The few people that lived there began to provide a variety of tourist services. There has always been at least one family living in the McCarthy area since 1953; the old mine buildings and colorful history attract visitors during the summer months. The Kennecott and McCarthy area ranks as one of the United States' most endangered landmarks by the National Trust for Historic Places. Emergency stabilization of the old buildings more will be required. In 2014, the TV show Edge of Alaska premiered on Discovery Channel; the show has caused controversy though, as many town residents feel the town is portrayed in a bad light due to the troublesome incidents that have occurred there. In an attempt to disrupt the Alaska pipeline, 39-year-old Louis D. Hastings, armed with a.223-caliber Ruger Mini-14 semi-automatic rifle, murdered six of the 22 citizens of McCarthy on March 1, 1983. The victims were Maxine Edwards, Harley King and Flo Hegland, Tim and Amy Nash, he wounded two people. In July 1984, Hastings was sentenced to 634 years in prison.

This case, the town of McCarthy, were showcased on the Discovery Channel's Alaska Ice Cold Killers episode "Frozen Terror". Https://books.google.com/books?id=DIG_9oBssrAC&pg=PA176&lpg=PA176&dq=mccarthy+alaska+murders&source=bl&ots=fdAGDpJope&sig=iYT244SPoiVH9sluH17FIaybBLE&hl=en&ei=U0uxS4q1FpLYsQOs0KCiAQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=8&ved=0CBsQ6AEwBw#v=onepage&q=&f=false/ McCarthy/Kennecott history Weather conditions from a remote weather station in M

John Drew (basketball)

John Edward Drew is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'6" guard/forward from Gardner–Webb University, he played 11 seasons in the National Basketball Association. Drew was a two-time NBA All-Star, was one of the earliest casualties of the drug policy instituted by commissioner David Stern. Born in Vredenburgh, Alabama, a small town in Monroe County, John Drew attended J. F. Shields High School in Beatrice, Alabama. There, John led the school to its first State championship, he was coached by Alabama Hall of Fame Coach Willie Averett and played alongside teammate Jerome Sanders, who went on to be inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Following high school, Drew played basketball at Gardner–Webb University. Selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the 7th pick of the 1974 NBA draft, Drew made an impact with the club, averaging 18.5 points per game, 10.7 rebounds per game, leading the NBA in offensive rebounding during his rookie season. From 1974 to 1982, the immensely talented Drew starred for the Hawks, with whom he was a two-time All-Star, averaging more than 20 points per game on five occasions.

After being traded by Atlanta for Dominique Wilkins, Drew played three seasons with the Utah Jazz, retiring with 15,291 career points. He joined Artis Gilmore and Eddie Lee Wilkins as the only alumni of Gardner–Webb University to play in the NBA. With Jason Kidd, Drew holds the NBA record for most turnovers in a regular season game. Drew set that mark with the Hawks in a March 1978 game against New Jersey. Drew battled cocaine addiction during his professional basketball career, he missed 38 games during the 1982-83 season. He made a successful return in 1983-84 and won the league's Comeback Player of the Year award, but relapsed the next season and was waived by the Jazz was arrested in 1985 for passing bad checks. Drew spent the next two years with the Continental Basketball Association's Wyoming Wildcatters, becoming an All-Star in the CBA. In 1986, he was arrested in Atlanta twice in less than three months, first on October 2 for selling cocaine to an undercover agent and on December 17 for cocaine possession and purchasing the drug from an undercover agent.

After seeking treatment for the fourth time in his career, Drew became the first player to be banned by NBA commissioner David Stern for multiple violations of the league's new substance abuse policy, despite not being on an NBA roster at the time of his arrest. He could not seek reinstatement until the 1987-88 season. Drew opined that the NBA's drug policy "will keep guys from coming forward and admitting they still have a problem." The Washington Bullets expressed interest in signing him that season but were prohibited from doing so by the league due to his past infractions. After several years out of the public eye, he resurfaced in 2002, when he claimed to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that he "finally" had a grip on his addiction without going into further details. List of players banned or suspended by the NBA Basketball-reference.com career statistics

Ida B.

Ida B:...and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, Save the World is a 2004 children's novel written by Katherine Hannigan. The audiobook version is narrated by Lili Taylor. "Reference from McGraw Hill Reading Wonders Grade 5" Independent Ida B. is home schooled and loves her life, spending a lot of time communing with nature. When her mother is diagnosed with cancer, she faces a lot of difficult challenges, her days of home school ends, she has to go to public school. Worse, her parents need to sell part of her beloved orchard for medical bills, which means most of the trees will be cut down. Upset by all the depressing changes around her, she stubbornly decides to separate herself from her parents spending time with her pet dog Rufus and cat Lulu, but what she doesn't know is that going to Ernest B. Lawson Elementary School with Ms. W will change her life forever. <mcgrawhillreadingwondersgrade6> 2004 Josette Frank Award winner 2004 Publishers Weekly Best Children's Book selection 2004 Borders Original Voices, Young Adult category 2005 Quill Award Nominee Excerpt from Ida B published in USA Today Author Interview: Katherine Hannigan on Ida B

Höðr

Höðr is a blind god and a son of Odin and Frigg in Norse mythology. Tricked and guided by Loki, he shot the mistletoe arrow, to slay the otherwise invulnerable Baldr. According to the Prose Edda and the Poetic Edda, the goddess Frigg, Baldr's mother, made everything in existence swear never to harm Baldr, except for the mistletoe, which she found too unimportant to ask; the gods amused themselves by seeing them fail to do any harm. Loki, the mischief-maker, upon finding out about Baldr's one weakness, made a spear from mistletoe, helped Höðr shoot it at Baldr. In reaction to this and the giantess Rindr gave birth to Váli, who grew to adulthood within a day and slew Höðr; the Danish historian Saxo Grammaticus recorded an alternative version of this myth in his Gesta Danorum. In this version, the mortal hero Høtherus and the demi-god Balderus compete for the hand of Nanna. Høtherus slays Balderus. In the Gylfaginning part of Snorri Sturluson's Prose Edda Höðr is introduced in an ominous way. Höðr is not mentioned again.

All things except the mistletoe have sworn an oath not to harm Baldr, so the Æsir throw missiles at him for sport. The Gylfaginning does not say. In fact it states that Baldr cannot be avenged, at least not immediately, it does seem, that Höðr ends up in Hel one way or another for the last mention of him in Gylfaginning is in the description of the post-Ragnarök world. Snorri's source of this knowledge is Völuspá as quoted below. In the Skáldskaparmál section of the Prose Edda several kennings for Höðr are related. None of those kennings, are found in surviving skaldic poetry. Neither are Snorri's kennings for Váli, which are of interest in this context, it is clear from this that Snorri was familiar with the role of Váli as Höðr's slayer though he does not relate that myth in the Gylfaginning prose. Some scholars have speculated that he found it distasteful, since Höðr is innocent in his version of the story. Höðr is referred to several times always in the context of Baldr's death; the following strophes are from Völuspá.

This account seems to fit well with the information in the Prose Edda, but here the role of Baldr's avenging brother is emphasized. Baldr and Höðr are mentioned in Völuspá's description of the world after Ragnarök; the poem Vafþrúðnismál informs us that the gods who survive Ragnarök are Viðarr, Váli, Móði and Magni with no mention of Höðr and Baldr. The myth of Baldr's death is referred to in another Eddic poem, Baldrs draumar. Höðr is not mentioned again by name in the Eddas, he is, referred to in Völuspá in skamma. The name of Höðr occurs several times in skaldic poetry as a part of warrior-kennings, thus Höðr brynju, "Höðr of byrnie", is a warrior and so is Höðr víga, "Höðr of battle". Some scholars have found the fact that the poets should want to compare warriors with Höðr to be incongruous with Snorri's description of him as a blind god, unable to harm anyone without assistance, it is possible that this indicates that some of the poets were familiar with other myths about Höðr than the one related in Gylfaginning - some where Höðr has a more active role.

On the other hand, the names of many gods occur in kennings and the poets might not have been particular in using any god name as a part of a kenning. In Gesta Danorum Hotherus is a human hero of the Swedish royal lines, he is gifted in swimming, archery and music and Nanna, daughter of King Gevarus falls in love with him. But at the same time Balderus, son of Othinus, has caught sight of Nanna bathing and fallen violently in love with her, he resolves to his rival. Out hunting, Hotherus is led astray by a mist and meets wood-maidens who control the fortunes of war, they warn him that Balderus has designs on Nanna but tell him that he shouldn't attack him in battle since he is a demigod. Hotherus asks him for his daughter; the king replies that he would gladly favour him but that Balderus has made a like request and he does not want to incur his wrath. Gevarus tells Hotherus that Balderus is invincible but that he knows of one weapon which can defeat him, a sword kept by Mimingus, the satyr of the woods.

Mimingus has another magical artifact, a bracelet that increases the wealth of its owner. Riding through a region of extraordinary cold in a carriage drawn by reindeer, Hotherus captures the satyr with a clever ruse and forces him to yield his artifacts. Hearing about Hotherus's artifacts, king of Saxony, equips a fleet to attack him. Gevarus tells him where to meet Gelderus in battle; when the battle is joined and his men save their missiles while defending themselves against those of the enemy with a testudo formation. With his missiles exhausted, Gelderus is forced to sue for peace, he becomes his ally. Hotherus gains another ally with his eloquent oratory by helping King Helgo of Hålogaland win a bride. Meanwhile, Balderus enters the country of king Gevarus sues for Nanna. Gevarus tells him to learn Nanna's own mind. Balderus is refused. Nanna tells him that because of the great difference in their nature and stature, since he is a demigod, they are not suitable for marriage; as news of Balderus's efforts reaches Hotherus, he and his allies resolve to attack Balderus.

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Aerobic digestion

Aerobic digestion is a process in sewage treatment designed to reduce the volume of sewage sludge and make it suitable for subsequent use. More technology has been developed that allows the treatment and reduction of other organic waste, such as food and horticultural waste, it is a bacterial process occurring in the presence of oxygen. Bacteria consume organic matter and convert it into carbon dioxide, water and a range of lower molecular weight organic compounds; as there is no new supply of organic material from sewage, the activated sludge biota begin to die and are used as food by saprotrophic bacteria. This stage of the process is known as endogenous respiration and it is process that reduces the solid concentration in the sludge. Aerobic digestion is used in an activated sludge treatment plant. Waste activated sludge and primary sludge are combined, where appropriate, passed to a thickener where the solids content is increased; this reduces the volume, required to be treated in the digester.

The process is run as a batch process with more than one digester tank in operation at any one time. Air is pumped through the tank and the contents are stirred to keep the contents mixed. Carbon dioxide, waste air and small quantities of other gases including hydrogen sulfide are given off; these waste gases require treatment to reduce odours in works close to housing or capable of generating public nuisance. The digestion is continued until the percentage of degradable solids is reduced to between 20% and 10% depending on local conditions Where non-sewage waste is being processed, organic waste such as food and horticultural waste can be reduced in volume leaving an output that can be used as soil improver or biomass fuel; because the aerobic digestion occurs much faster than anaerobic digestion, the capital costs of aerobic digestion are lower. The process is run at ambient temperature and the process is much less complex than anaerobic digestion and is easier to manage; the operating costs are much greater for aerobic digestion than for anaerobic digestion because of energy used by the blowers and motors needed to add oxygen to the process.

However, recent technological advances include non-electrically aerated filter systems that use natural air currents for the aeration instead of electrically operated machinery. The digested sludge is low in residual energy and although it can be dried and incinerated to produce heat, the energy yield is much lower than that produced by anaerobic digestion Autothermal Thermophilic Aerobic Digestion is a faecal sludge treatment design concept that uses the nutrients in the sludge and the metabolic heat of the bacteria to create high temperatures in the aerobic digester; this shifts the microbial community towards thermophilic at temperatures at 55-degree Celsius or above. While the higher aeration requirements of ATADs further increase energy use and potential smell nuisance, the increased temperature makes the resulting biosolids much safer for re-use. WHY AEROBIC DIGESTION IS SET TO MODERNISE FOOD WASTE MANAGEMENT

Snagov

Snagov is a commune, located 40 km north of Bucharest in Ilfov County, Romania. According to the 2002 census, 99.2% of the population is ethnic Romanian. The commune is composed of five villages: Ciofliceni, Ghermănești, Snagov, Tâncăbești and Vlădiceasca. Snagov is a tourist and spa resort - but the necessary infrastructure has regressed after 1989; the Snagov name is of Bulgarian origin, from the word sneg or snaga, meaning "human body". Snagov is located in Romanian plain, on the shore of Lake Snagov, still surrounded by old oak forest. Archaeologists confirmed human presence of inhabitants since 400 BC. Snagov village was built around Lake Snagov and Snagov monastery, founded in the late 14th century on an islet in Lake Snagov, about 2 km north of Snagov village; the first written record of it is found in a document from the court of Mircea cel Bătrân and dated 1408. Snagov monastery was excavated in 1933 by archaeologist Dinu V. Rosetti. Cultural attractions are formed by: Snagov monastery, Snagov Palace, few monuments, Colecțiile Muzeale Snagov, a set of four local traditions.

Natural attractions are associated with the two protected natural areas Snagov Lake and Snagov Forest included in the Snagov Natural Complex Reserve with an area of 1147.7 ha established by HCM 894 / 1952 which includes all the forests on the shore of the lake. Exist: a Tourist Information Center, a Rental Center, Biodiversity Center and a site with the entire Snagov Eco-tourism Offer 25.06.1933 - The National Celebration of Water day (Carol II of Romania, Michael I of Romania, Nicolae Iorga, Iuliu Maniu, Dimitrie Gusti and many other top officials - plus Liga Navală Română, Cercetașii României and representatives of local community. This is the reason for celebrating the day of the lake Snagov on 25.06. 23.08.1945: Ion Antonescu left Snagov Palace in order to go to Bucharest at the request of Michael I of Romania and where he was arrested, Manfred von Killinger, soon committed suicide. 1962 to 1972: Regata Snagov: an international rowing competition between 1962 and 1972 2002: Romanian government decides to build in Snagov a Disneyland-style theme park, "Dracula Park", but in 2006 the government canceled the project.

The connection with "Dracula" is due to a spurious 19th-century tradition which makes Snagov monastery the site of the tomb of Vlad III Dracula. 4-5.04.2003: Snagov holds the informal meeting of the first ministers of the seven states invited to join NATO. 2008: A pedestrian footbridge is struck by a tipper lorry and is lifted collapsing onto a moving car, killing a 21-year old woman driving towards Bucharest. The footbridge has not been rebuilt since, the stairways were left as a memorial to the death of the victim, but they are pending reconstruction. 2016: Protection on natural area was reinforced by "The management plan and the ANPLS regulation" published in the Official Gazette no. 380bis of 18.05.2016. Romanian president Nicolae Ceaușescu and his entourage used Snagov as a vacation retreat. Over 50 heads of state, prime ministers, top politicians from more than 40 states, walked on lake Snagov with the "Snagov 1" luxury boat. In Snagov came at film studios Castel Film Romania were produced over 250 films.

In the Snagov Museum Collections are presented about 130 personalities related to Snagov. Initiated but not yet implemented - with: Port of Le Havre from France and Sarkad from Hungary, Gandiaye village from Senegal. Siliștea Snagovului, a church built in 1664; the Imre Nagy monument. The prime minister of Hungary was kept for a few months in Snagov before being sent to trial and executed in Budapest. Stadionul Snagov, a football stadium seating 2,000. Near Tâncăbești, there is since 1949 a medium wave broadcasting station, which uses as antenna a 187 meters tall guyed mast radiator. Tâncăbeşti transmitter, which works on 855 kHz used before the 1990s a transmission power of 1500 kW. Today it may be 300 kW. Înfrăţire pe axa Sarkad – Snagov