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Middlesex County, New Jersey

Middlesex County is a county located in north-central New Jersey, United States. In 2018, the Census Bureau estimated the county's population at 829,685, making it the state's second-most populous county, an increase of 4.1% from 809,858 in the 2010 census. Middlesex is part of the New York metropolitan area, its county seat is New Brunswick; the center of population of the state of New Jersey is located in Middlesex County, in East Brunswick Township, just east of the New Jersey Turnpike. The 2000 Census showed that the county ranked 63rd in the United States among the wealthiest counties by median household income; the Bureau of Economic Analysis ranked the county as having the 143rd-highest per capita income of all 3,113 counties in the United States as of 2009. Middlesex County holds The Greatest County in the Land; the county was settled due to its ideal location near the Raritan River and was established as of March 7, 1683, as part of the Province of East Jersey and was partitioned as of October 31, 1693, into the townships of Piscataway, Perth Amboy, Woodbridge.

Somerset County was established on May 1688, from portions of Middlesex County. The county's first court met in June 1683 in Piscataway, held session at alternating sites over the next century in Perth Amboy and Woodbridge before relocating permanently to New Brunswick in 1778. Middlesex County hosts an extensive park system totaling more than 6,300 acres. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 322.83 square miles, including 308.91 square miles of land and 13.91 square miles of water. The county is named after the historic English county of Middlesex. Bisected by the Raritan River, the county is topographically typical of Central Jersey in that it is flat; the elevation ranges from sea level to 300 feet above sea level on a hill scaled by Major Road/ Sand Hill Road near Route 1 in South Brunswick Township. Somerset County – northwest Union County – north Richmond County, New York – northeast Monmouth County – southeast Mercer County – southwest Middlesex County, is prominently known for its significant concentration of Asian Indians.

The growing Little India is a South Asian-focused commercial strip in Middlesex County, the U. S. county with the highest concentration of Asian Indians. The Oak Tree Road strip runs for about one-and-a-half miles through Edison and neighboring Iselin in Woodbridge Township, near the area's sprawling Chinatown and Koreatown, running along New Jersey Route 27, it is the largest and most diverse South Asian cultural hub in the United States. Monroe Township in Middlesex County has experienced a rapid growth rate in its Indian American population, with an estimated 5,943 as of 2017, 23 times the 256 counted as of the 2000 Census. Carteret's Punjabi Sikh community, variously estimated at upwards of 3,000, is the largest concentration of Sikhs in New Jersey. In Middlesex County, election ballots are printed in English, Gujarati and Punjabi; as of 2017 Census estimates, there were 201,243 people of Asian descent in Middlesex County accounting for 24% of the county's total population. At 61.57% of the population of Asian descent, Indian Americans accounted for 12.93% of the county's total population in 2010, increasing to 127,875 by 2017, more than that of the other Asian sub-groups combined.

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 809,858 people, 281,186 households, 203,016.292 families living in the county. The population density was 2,621.6 per square mile. There were 294,800 housing units at an average density of 954.3 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 58.60% White, 9.69% Black or African American, 0.34% Native American, 21.40% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.99% from other races, 2.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.40% of the population. There were 281,186 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.8% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals, 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.8 and the average family size was 3.29. In the county, the population was spread out with 22.9% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.3% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, 12.3% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 37.2 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 94 males; as of the 2000 United States Census there were 750,162 people, 265,815 households, 190,855 families residing in the county. The population density was 2,422 people per square mile. There were 273,637 housing units at an average density of 884 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 68.42% White, 9.13% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 13.89% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 5.71% from other races, 2.60% from two or more races. 13.59 % of the population were Latino of any race. Among residents listing their ancestry, 16.1% were of Italian, 13.8% Irish, 10.2% German and 9.8% Polish ancestry according to the 2000 Census. There were 265,815 households out of which 34.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.20% were non-families.


1910 New York Highlanders season

The 1910 New York Highlanders season saw the team finishing with a total of 88 wins and 63 losses, coming in second in the American League. New York was managed by Hal Chase, their home games were played at Hilltop Park. The alternate and unofficial nickname, "Yankees", was being used more and more by the media. August 30, 1910: Tom Hughes threw nine no-hit innings against the Cleveland Naps, but the game was tied 0–0, so the game went to extra innings. Hughes gave up a hit with one out in the tenth wound up giving up five runs in the eleventh to lose the game, 5–0; the franchise would wait another seven years for their first official no-hitter. May 26, 1910: Red Kleinow was purchased from the Highlanders by the Boston Red Sox. August 5, 1910: Johnny Priest was purchased by the Highlanders from the Danville Red Sox. Note: Pos = Position. = Batting average. = Batting average.

Isotopes of technetium

Technetium is the first of the two elements lighter than bismuth that have no stable isotopes. It is artificial, with only trace quantities existing in nature produced by spontaneous fission or neutron capture by molybdenum; the first isotopes to be synthesized were 97Tc and 99Tc in 1936, the first artificial element to be produced. The most stable radioisotopes are 98Tc and 99Tc. Thirty-three other radioisotopes have been characterized with atomic masses ranging from 85Tc to 120Tc. Most of these have half-lives. Technetium has numerous meta states. 97mTc is the most stable, with a half-life of 91.0 days. This is followed by 95mTc, 99mTc. 99mTc only emits gamma rays, subsequently decaying to 99Tc. For isotopes lighter than the most stable isotope, 98Tc, the primary decay mode is electron capture to isotopes of molybdenum. For the heavier isotopes, the primary mode is beta emission to isotopes of ruthenium, with the exception that 100Tc can decay both by beta emission and electron capture. Technetium-99 is the most common and most available isotope, as it is a major fission product from fission of actinides like uranium and plutonium with a fission product yield of 6% or more, in fact the most significant long-lived fission product.

Lighter isotopes of technetium are never produced in fission because the initial fission products have a higher neutron/proton ratio than is stable for their mass range, therefore undergo beta decay until reaching the ultimate product. Beta decay of fission products of mass 95–98 stops at the stable isotopes of molybdenum of those masses and does not reach technetium. For mass 100 and greater, the technetium isotopes of those masses are short-lived and beta decay to isotopes of ruthenium. Therefore, the technetium in spent nuclear fuel is all 99Tc. One gram of 99Tc produces 6.2×108 disintegrations a second. Technetium has no stable or nearly stable isotopes, thus a standard atomic weight cannot be given. Technetium and promethium are unusual light elements. Using the liquid drop model for atomic nuclei, one can derive a semiempirical formula for the binding energy of a nucleus; this formula predicts a "valley of beta stability" along. Nuclides that lie "up the walls" of the valley tend to decay by beta decay towards the center.

For a fixed number of nucleons A, the binding energies lie on one or more parabolas, with the most stable nuclide at the bottom. One can have more than one parabola because isotopes with an number of protons and an number of neutrons are more stable than isotopes with an odd number of neutrons and an odd number of protons. A single beta decay transforms one into the other; when there is only one parabola, there can be only one stable isotope lying on that parabola. When there are two parabolas, that is, when the number of nucleons is it can happen that there is a stable nucleus with an odd number of neutrons and an odd number of protons. However, if this happens, there can be no stable isotope with an number of neutrons and an number of protons. For technetium, the valley of beta stability is centered at around 98 nucleons. However, for every number of nucleons from 94 to 102, there is at least one stable nuclide of either molybdenum or ruthenium, the Mattauch isobar rule states that two adjacent isobars cannot both be stable.

For the isotopes with odd numbers of nucleons, this rules out a stable isotope of technetium, since there can be only one stable nuclide with a fixed odd number of nucleons. For the isotopes with an number of nucleons, since technetium has an odd number of protons, any isotope must have an odd number of neutrons. In such a case, the presence of a stable nuclide having the same number of nucleons and an number of protons rules out the possibility of a stable nucleus. Isotope masses from: Audi, Georges. P.. "Atomic weights of the elements. Review 2000". Pure and Applied Chemistry. 75: 683–800. Doi:10.1351/pac200375060683. Wieser, Michael E.. "Atomic weights of the elements 2005". Pure and Applied Chemistry. 78: 2051–2066. Doi:10.1351/pac200678112051. Lay summary. Half-life and isomer data selected from the following sources. Audi, Georges. "NuDat 2.x database". Brookhaven National Laboratory. Holden, Norman E.. "11. Table of the Isotopes". In Lide, David R.. CRC Handbook o

DEV Aratere

DEV Aratere is a roll-on roll-off rail and vehicle ferry in service for Interislander in New Zealand. Built in 1998 and lengthened in 2011, she operates four crossings from Wellington to Picton each day. In November 2013, she lost one of her propellers in Cook Strait. Diesel Electric Vessel Aratere was built for Tranz Rail, now KiwiRail, in 1998 to replace the ageing MV Aratika; the name "Aratere" is a Māori-language word meaning "Quick Path". In 2011, Aratere underwent a $52 million refit at the Sembawang shipyard in Singapore, increasing her capacity from 360 to 600 passengers; the refit stern. The ship was lengthened by cutting it in half to insert a new 30-metre midsection. Aratere has been involved in several technical problems and engine failures over her years in service. There is no official relationship between these incidents, though the media have stoked speculation that the ferry may be jinxed and she has earned the nickname "El Lemon". Notable incidents have included: 25 February 1999 - An engine failure.

18 December 2000 - An engine malfunction. 1 October 2004 - "30 seconds of potential disaster" after Aratere has a steering fault in the Marlborough Sounds. 10 February 2005 - Aratere was detained after a "crisis of confidence" with inspectors noting that she had arrived from Spain six years earlier in a shocking state. They could no longer allow her to operate as she was She was allowed to sail again on 15 March. After the extensive refit carried out in Singapore in 2011, she has once again experienced numerous incidents, including engine failures. On 2 November 2011 Maritime NZ ordered the ship to stop operating until proven safe. On 5 November 2013 Aratere snapped a drive shaft losing a propeller in Cook Strait; this forced the ship out of service, causing disruption to Interislander schedules. Subsequently, the ship was allowed to make freight only crossings with only one propeller for propulsion. Aratere has both vehicle decks; these can be loaded through the stern via a double linkspan. A lower hold has additional space for cars, though access to this hold was blocked off after the refit in Singapore.

Aratere has six decks. Deck 1 - Engine and propulsion rooms Deck 2 - Rail deck Deck 3 - Road vehicle deck Deck 4 - Bar, Shop, Deck Access Deck 5 - Premium Lounge, Drivers Accommodation, Deck Access including outdoor seating. Deck 6 - Bridge and sun deck Aratere operates six crossings of the Cook Strait each day. In late 2009, Aratere celebrated her 20,000th crossing, having travelled around 2 million kilometres. Aratere at Interislander website New Zealand Herald Aratere-related articles Dominion Post Aratere-related articles New Zealand Maritime Index: MV Aratere "Aratere extension, 2011". KiwiRail. Retrieved 20 February 2012. "Aratere on the Interislander website". KiwiRail. Retrieved 20 February 2012

Kujang, Odisha

Kujang is a large village in Odisha, India. Kujang is known as the gateway of Paradip industrial area. Literacy rate of Kujang is around 90.48%, higher than national average of 74.04%. In kujang "Bana Bihari High School" is a major school for education, started in 1901, it is at 5 m height to the sea level, is surrounded by blocks of Tirtol, Mahakalpara, Neighbouring District of Kendrapara. Kujang is having approximate 5 km coast line to Bay of Bengal; the town is situated on the bank of the river Mahanadi. Kujang became a part of Jagatsinghpur district that formed in 1993. Before that, it was part of the old Cuttack District, it has a great culture since the kingdom era. King Shandha is famous as ruler of ancient Kujang. Narayana Beerabara Samanta is known as Gandhi of Kujang, he started "Salt march" known as "Labana Satyagraha" in Kujang, inspired by Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi. As of 2011 Census of India, the village had a population of 3686. Of the total population, males constitute 1914 and females are 1772 with a sex ratio of 926 females per 1000 males.

The population under 6 years of age are 367. The average literacy rate stands at 90.48% percent. The nearest railway station from Kujang town is Badabandha Station, near about 5 km from Kujang. There is frequent bus service available from Jagatsinghpur, Bhubaneswar and Puri. Kujang is 92 km from state capital Bhubaneswar. Kujang comes under Paradip Assembly Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha constituency. Kujang is viewed as the political pond of Paradip Assembly Constituency. Mr Sambit Routray is the MLA of Paradip. Dr Rajashree Mallik is the Member of Parliament. Lokanath Choudhry was the past MLA of constituency of Erasama a citizen of Kujang. Once Kujang was famous for its cuisine such as chhena and milk exporting and marketing. Many kinds of cuisines are made here like chhena gaja, Rasagola. Whereas Kujang is a block, it consists Panchayat samiti Office, Block Office, Fishery Office, Forest Office, Revenue Office and one police station. Three courts have been established in Kujang. Pankapal

Begusarai (TV series)

Begusarai is a daily soap opera that aired from Monday to Friday at 10:00 pm Indian standard time on &TV. The show premiered on 2 March 2015 and ended on 24 June 2016, it starred Shivangi Joshi, Satraj Gill and Vishal Aditya Singh in lead roles. The show is set in Bihar; the show was produced by Swastik Pictures. Begusarai is a quaint quirky place in the hinterland of Bihar, it is the land of Phulan Thakur and his family, a land where bullets speak louder than words, where money and power are earned through bloodshed. Begusarai is a place where every man has to battle for his zar and zameen. Friday 1 April 2016, the show took a 20-year leap in its plot line and a whole slew of new characters were brought in; the show now goes on with the central character of Bindiya Thakur taking care of 5 grown sons who are being groomed to rule Begusarai in Unity, as she is paranoid about any woman coming between them and splitting them apart. A new family has now been introduced to provide much needed inherent conflict to the plot.

Abhimanyyu Raj Singh as the honest and upright Ramakant Misra, Veebha Anand as his principled daughter Ananya and Vijay Kumar Singh as his wayward son Mayank, form the small nucleus family. The father, has been transferred as Head Constable, to the Begusarai police station. Ananya is the romantic angle to the lead son of the Maa Thakurain, Shakti Thakur and Mayank is the romantic and conflict angle for Soni, the daughter of the Thakur family; the new family brings in ready conflict to the plot-line, as the children of the Thakur family come of age after the 20 year leap in the story. There is a happy ending when Bindiya realizes all of them apologize to Ananya. In the final scene and Shakti are seen together. Poonam Kumari is an intelligent girl. Priyom Thakur, the son of Begusarai's Bahubali, Phulan Thakur, a ladies man, is Poonam's childhood best friend. Lakhan Thakur is Priyom's cousin brother, under Priyom's shadow and has loved Poonam since childhood. Lakhan and Poonam's marriage is set by Phulan Thakur, at first Poonam is not happy, since she wants to continue her studies.

Lakhan at first agrees to let her study and get married, but he starts torturing Poonam. Phulan Thakur breaks Lakhan and Poonam's alliance, he arranges Poonam's alliance with Priyom and they start to fall in love with each other. Lakhan, finding out about this alliance, starts to wreak havoc on the Thakur family, he kidnaps Phulan's grandchildren and Poonam decides to marry Lakhan, so he will leave the Thakur family alone. While this is going on, Bindiya, a dancer enters Begusarai to make money by dancing in Begusarai events, she brings chaos into the Thakur family, which cause Lakhan to start hating Priyom, his brother Mithilesh, Phulan. It is soon revealed. Bindiya's father used to be the King of Begusarai, till Phulan Thakur killed him and took his place, left Bindiya and her mother on the road, she has come to ruin the Thakur family. Once Lakhan and Poonam get married, Lakhan once again starts to torture Poonam. Phulan asks Lakhan to move into the Thakur Haveli, at first he denies the offer. Once Poonam tells Lakhan the truth about her and Priyom, Lakhan decides to test Poonam by moving into the Thakur Haveli.

Priyom seeing how he is affecting Lakhan and Poonam's marriage, decides to marry, gets fake married to Bindiya, not knowing her truth. Poonam sensing that Bindiya does not have the right intentions for the Thakur family butts head with her. Believeing she is trying to break Priyom's marriage for her personal benefit, Lakhan moves further away from Poonam. Poonam learns about Lakhan's love for her and how he never hurt anyone when he was trying to get her, changes her mind about Lakhan and starts to like him. Phulan gets arrested in an kidnapping that Bindiya did and Thakur family is left distraught. Poonam starts changing Lakhan into a soft person and they start getting close. Priyom gets mad at Bindiya's antics and tries to change her into a better person. Enter Datta ji, a man with old traditions and believes men are the best, women are nothing but servants; when Priyom and Lakhan's sister Guddi gets pregnant with Poonam's brother's child, Datta ji decides to get her married to the next person he sees.

Poonam's brother dies in an accident and Datta ji decides to bury Guddi and her child alive. All the women of the Thakur family get together with all the women of Begusarai and save Guddi from Datta ji and send him to jail. Poonam starts to blame Lakhan for her brother's death and Lakhan decides to free Poonam from their marriage, they start living separately and Bindiya changes and becomes a good person. She and Priyom start to love each other, he becomes the Bahubali of Begusarai. Priyom's older brother Mithilesh decides to start his own business; when his business partner cheats him, he tries to kill the business partner and Priyom tries to stop him. In the ensuing battle, Priyom dies by Mithilesh's hands; when Bindiya learns the truth, she decides to get revenge on Mithilesh. The entire family opposes her, except for Lakhan; when she decides to file a case against Mithilesh, but loses when Badi Amma locks Poonam in the supply closet. Datta ji comes back into the Thakur Haveli, he drowns her alive.

Lakhan and Poonam are not able to. He tries to kill Guddi and her child, but Poonam and Lakhan save her. Poon