Miller County is a county located in the southwestern corner of the U. S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 43,462; the county seat is Texarkana. Miller County is part of TX-AR, Metropolitan Statistical Area; when first formed, Miller County was Arkansas's sixth county, established on April 1, 1820, named for James Miller, the first governor of the Arkansas Territory. Additionally, Miller County was the first of the state's counties to be formed upon the creation of the Arkansas Territory; the first five — Arkansas, Clark and Pulaski — were formed during Arkansas's days as part of the Missouri Territory. This county was abolished in 1838. During the Reconstruction era, it was organized again on December 22, 1874 from a portion of neighboring Lafayette County; when created in 1820, Miller County included most of the current Miller County, as well as several present-day Texas counties. In 1831 the county seat was located what is Texas; when Arkansas achieved statehood the same year as Texas declared itself an independent republic in 1836, a dispute arose over their common border, with the area in Miller County having representation in both the Arkansas legislature and the Texas congress.
In 1837 and 1838, Texas organized Red River and Fannin counties in the area. Arkansas attempted to counter by making it a misdemeanor for Miller County residents to hold office in Texas, by establishing a county court in Fannin; the attempts were unsuccessful. In 1845 Texas agreed to annexation by the United States, settling the boundary between Texas and Arkansas; as much of Miller County was lost to Texas, the county was dissolved, with the remaining territory returning to Lafayette County. The modern Miller County was re-created in 1874 from the parts of Lafayette County lying west and south of the Red River. Miller County is located in the southwest corner of Arkansas in the Piney Woods, a temperate coniferous forest; the forests of pine trees formed a logging and silviculture industry, though many fields have been cleared from the forest to grow rice, soybeans and vegetables. The county is within the Ark-La-Tex region, sharing a tripoint with Texas and Louisiana; the Ark-La-Tex is an economic region anchored by Shreveport, Tyler, Longview and Texarkana.
The Red River serves as the northern and eastern boundary of the county, though the watercourse has shifted since the county's reestablishment in 1874. The original Red River continues to serve as the county line between Little River and Lafayette counties in Arkansas. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, Miller County has a total area of 637.48 square miles, of which 623.98 square miles is land and 13.50 square miles is water. The county is located 143 miles southwest of Little Rock, 73 miles north of Shreveport, 204 miles east of the Dallas–Fort Worth metroplex in Texas. Miller County is surrounded by three Arkansas counties: Little River County to the north, Hempstead County to the northeast, Lafayette County to the east. Miller County is within the South Central Plains Level III ecoregion designated by the Environmental Protection Agency. Within the region, the county contains parts of four different Level IV ecoregions. Throughout the South Central Plains, forests are swamp - southern floodplain forest, unlike the oak–hickory–pine forest of higher, better drained forests in adjacent eco-regions.
Along the north and eastern county boundary, the Red River Bottomlands follows the Red River. This eco-region contains floodplains, low terraces, oxbow lakes, meander scars, natural levees, the meandering Red River. Natural vegetation is southern floodplain forest unlike the oak–hickory– pine forest of higher, better drained compared to adjacent forests. However, the region has been cleared and drained for agriculture; the Red River is continuously turbid. South of Texarkana, the Floodplains and Low Terraces eco-region follows the Sulphur River, it contains flooded forested wetlands, natural levees, oxbow lakes, meander scars. Longitudinal channel gradients are less than in the Ouachita Mountains. North of the low terraces, a small strip of Pleistocene Fluvial Terraces ecoregion contains level, poorly-drained, periodically wet soils underlain by Pleistocene unconsolidated terrace deposits. Loblolly pine and oaks are adapted to the prevailing hydroxeric regime. A vertical sequence of terraces occurs.
The lowest terrace is nearly flat and has extensive hardwood wetlands. Higher terraces become more dissected; the mid-level terrace is veneered with windblown silt deposits. Streams tend to be mildly stained by organic matter, they have more suspended solids, greater turbidity, higher hardness values than the Tertiary Uplands. Miller County contains two protected areas: the Sandhills Natural Area owned by the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, the Sulphur River Wildlife Management Areas, owned by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; the Sandhills Natural Area preserves 274 acres of undisturbed sandhill vegetation along
Majid Barzegar is an Iranian film director, producer and photographer. He established his own film company Rainy pictures in 2005 with the aim of stimulating the independent film production in Iran. Since 1990, the critically acclaimed Iranian filmmaker and producer, Majid Barzegar has been involved in the production of many independent short and feature films. Most of these films have been showcased at various international film festivals including Berlinale, San Sebastian Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, São Paulo Film Festival and Thessaloniki Film Festival, besides many others. A Minor Leap Down, produced by Barzegar, has been won the reputable FIPRESCI's prize in the Panorama section of Berlinale 2015. Parviz, co-produced and directed by Barzegar himself, has won numerous awards including the Jury’s Special Mention Award of the 2012 San Sebastian International Film Festival and the NETPAC Award at the 2012 Asiatica Film Mediale, Italy, his 2010 film Rainy Seasons won the Jury’s Special Mention Award at the 34th São Paulo International Film Festival in Brazil and was nominated for the Tiger Awards at the 2011 Rotterdam International Film Festival.
Barzegar has been the president of the board of the Iranian Short Film Association since 2008. As a producer, Barzegar founded his Tehran-based company rainypictures in 1998 with the aim of developing and producing independent, original films that stand out amid the humdrum of Iranian mainstream cinema. Majid Barzegar on IMDb
The 1985–1988 Rugby League World Cup involved players from the national rugby league football teams of five countries: Australia, Great Britain, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. As the World Cup was played over four years during normal international tours, these groups of players never assembled in one place as an entire squad. Coaches: Terry Fearnley Don Furner Garry Jack John Ribot Dale Shearer Andrew Ettingshausen Andrew Farrar Mark McGaw Michael O'Connor Peter Jackson Tony Currie John Ferguson Steve Ella Gene Miles Alan Langer Mal Meninga Chris Mortimer Les Kiss Wally Lewis Des Hasler Steve Roach Peter Tunks Royce Simmons Gavin Miller David Gillespie Martin Bella Greg Conescu Paul Sironen Bryan Niebling Paul Vautin Peter Wynn Noel Cleal Paul Dunn Benny Elias Sam Backo Wally Fullerton-Smith Gary Belcher Chris Close Peter Sterling Royce Simmons Greg Dowling Wayne Pearce Steve Folkes Bob Lindner Les Davidson Terry Lamb Coach: Tas BaitieriGilles Dumas Jean-Philippe Pougeau Patrick Wosniak Guy Delaunay David Fraisse Jacques Moliner Frédéric Bourrel Sebastian Rodriguez Serge Pallares Mathieu Khedimi Pierre Ailleres Alain Maury Philippe Fourquet Daniel Divet Francis Laforgue Pascal Laroche Hugues Ratier Patrick Entat Cyril Pons Denis Berge Roger Palisses Didier Couston Christian Schicchitano Dominique Espugna Patrick Baco Yannick Mantese Marc Palanques Bruno Guasch Max Chantal Thierry Bernabé Serge Titeux Marc Tisseyre Pierre Montgaillard Patrick Rocci Guy Laforgue Daniel Verdes Philippe Gestas Yves Storer André Perez Jean-Luc Rabot Coach: Maurice Bamford/ Malcolm ReillyMick Burke Steve Hampson Des Drummond Martin Offiah Mark Forster Phil Ford Paul Loughlin David Stephenson Chris Burton Garry Schofield Jeff Grayshon David Watkinson Kevin Ward John Fieldhouse Lee Crooks Andy Goodway Tony Myler Paul Groves Brian Case Roy Haggerty Paul Medley David Hulme Paul Hulme Shaun Edwards Mike Gregory Kevin Beardmore David Hobbs Ian Potter Harry Pinner Lee Crooks Chris Arkwright Keith England Gary Connolly David Creasser John Woods Karl Fairbank Paul Dixon Coach: Graham Lowe/ Tony GordonGary Mercer Gary Kemble Tony Iro Kevin Iro Dean Bell Gary Prohm Mark Elia Gary Freeman A'au James Leuluai Dane O'Hara Peter Brown Olsen Filipaina Clayton Friend Wayne Wallace Fred Ah Kuoi Adrian Shelford Ron O'Regan Brent Todd Owen Wright Mark Horo Howie Tamati Kevin Tamati Darrell Williams Mark Graham Barry Harvey Kurt Sorensen Hugh McGahan Shane Cooper Sam Stewart Joe Ropati Ricky Cowan Coach: Barry Wilson/ Skerry PalangaDairi Kovae Ipisa Wanega Joe Katsir Lauta Atoi Bal Numapo Mafu Kerekere Darius Haili Mea Morea Tony Kila Joe Tep Roy Heni Ati Lomutopa Bobby Ako Isaac Rop Michael Matmillo Yer Bom Bernard Waketsi Mathias Kambra Arebo Taumaku Gideon Kouoru Tuiyo Evei Haoda Kouoru Thomas Rombuk Ngala Lapan Kepi Saea Noah Andy Daroa Ben-Moide Arnold Krewanty David Gauis Mathias Kitimun Joe Gispe Andrew Kuno Sam Karara World Cup 1985-1988 at Rugby League Project
Luo Shaowei, courtesy name Duanji, formally Prince Zhenzhuang of Ye, was a warlord who ruled Weibo Circuit known as Tianxiong Circuit, as its military governor, late in the Chinese Tang dynasty and early in Tang's successor state Later Liang. His rule over Weibo was largely independent, but toward the end of his life integrated with the Later Liang state, in large part due to his massacre of his unruly headquarters guard corps, which lessened the danger of an overthrow but decreased the strength of the Weibo army and forced its reliance on the Later Liang state. Luo Shaowei was born during the reign of Emperor Xizong, his family was from one of the two counties making up Weibo's capital Wei Prefecture. At the time of his birth, his father Luo Hongxin was not yet the military governor of Weibo, but was an officer in the Weibo army. In 888, the Weibo soldiers mutinied against the military governor Le Yanzhen, due to their anger at the mistreatment by Le's son Le Congxun, forced Le Yanzhen into retirement as a Buddhist monk, supported the officer Zhao Wenbian to succeed Le Yanzhen.
When Le Congxun, at Xiang Prefecture, attacked with his own army, Zhao refused to engage Le Congxun, so the soldiers killed him and supported Luo Hongxin instead. Luo Hongxin subsequently defeated and killed Le Congxun, killed Le Yanzhen as well, he took over as military governor. At some port during Luo Hongxin's rule, Luo Shaowei became the deputy military governor; when Luo Hongxin died in 898, the soldiers supported him to succeed Luo Hongxin. He took the title of acting military governor, which then-ruling Emperor Zhaozong confirmed. In the year, Emperor Zhaozong commissioned him full military governor, created him the Prince of Changsha. Luo Shaowei was said to be decisive and intelligent in his youth, capable of administration. At some point, Emperor Zhaozong gave him the honorary title of acting Taiwei. In 899, Liu Rengong the military governor of Lulong Circuit, who had ambitions of taking over the entire region north of the Yellow River, attacked Weibo with his son Liu Shouwen the military governor of Yichang Circuit.
Liu Rengong first captured Weibo's Bei Prefecture and slaughtered its population, headed for Wei Prefecture. Luo sought aid from Luo Hongxin's long-time ally Zhu Quanzhong the military governor of Xuanwu Circuit, who sent his generals Li Si'an and Zhang Cunjing to aid Luo. Li subsequently forced him to withdraw. Late in the year, Emperor Zhaozong gave Luo the honorary chancellor designation of Tong Zhongshu Menxia Pingzhangshi. In 901, Emperor Zhaozong gave Luo the greater honorary chancellor title of Shizhong. In 904, who had Emperor Zhaozong under his physical control, forced Emperor Zhaozong to vacate the imperial capital Chang'an and move the capital to Luoyang. Zhu ordered his allied circuits to contribute in constructing palaces and various imperial restitutions in Luoyang, Luo sent his army to build the imperial ancestral temples at Luoyang. In response to this in the year, Weibo Circuit was renamed Tianxiong Circuit; that year, Luo's noble title was upgraded from Prince of Changsha to Prince of Ye.
In 905, Li Gongquan, an officer of the Tianxiong headquarters guard corps, was plotting a mutiny. When Luo discovered this, Li Gongquan burned some of the headquarters buildings and pillaged the city, fled to Yichang Circuit. Li Gongquan's mutiny caused Luo to become apprehensive of the headquarters guard corps, which had a 200-year history and had long been key players in the overthrows of past military governors, he thus secretly informed the situation to Zhu and requested Zhu's aid in destroying the headquarters guard corps. In 906, Zhu sent a 70,000-men army commanded by Li Si'an, claiming to be ready to attack Yichang in conjunction with troops from Weibo and Chengde Circuits to punish it for accepting Li Gongquan. At that time, it happened. Zhu sent his officer Ma Sixun into the city with an small contingent, claiming to be preparing for Zhu's daughter's funeral — but was in fact a much larger contingent, with soldiers hidden in the containers containing funereal supplies. Luo secretly sent soldiers to damage the headquarters guard corps' bows and armors.
That night, Ma jointly attacked the headquarters guard corps. When the headquarters guards tried to fight back, their bows and their armors had been damaged, therefore they could not fight back and were slaughtered, along with their families, some 8,000 households; the slaughter of the headquarters guard corps shocked and angered the other Tianxiong troops, despite Luo's attempt to explain to them the reasons. A group of soldiers supported the officer Shi Renyu, who took over Gaotang (高唐, in modern Liaocheng, Sha
Richard Courant James J. Stoker Kurt O. Friedrichs Jürgen Moser Louis Nirenberg Peter Lax S. R. Srinivasa Varadhan Cathleen Synge Morawetz Henry McKean David W. McLaughlin Charles M. Newman Leslie Greengard Gerard Ben Arous This is a small selection of Courant's famous faculty over the years and a few of their distinctions: Gérard Ben Arous, Davidson Prize Marsha Berger, NASA Software of the Year, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences Fedor Bogomolov Richard Bonneau Luis Caffarelli, Wolf Prize Sylvain Cappell, Guggenheim Fellowship Sourav Chatterjee, Davidson Prize Jeff Cheeger, Veblen Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, Max Planck Research Prize Steven Childress, Guggenheim Fellowship, American Physical Society Fellow Demetrios Christodoulou, 1993 MacArthur Fellow Richard J. Cole, Guggenheim Fellowship Martin Davis, Steele Prize Percy Deift, George Pólya Prize, Guggenheim Fellowship, National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Science Kurt O. Friedrichs, 1976 National Medal of Science Paul Garabedian, NAS Prize in Applied Mathematics, National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Science Leslie Greengard, Steele Prize, Packard Foundation Fellowship, NSF Presidential Young Investigator, National Academy of Engineering, National Academy of Sciences Mikhail Gromov, 2009 Abel Prize, Wolf Prize, Steele Prize, Kyoto Prize, Balzan Prize, Larry Guth Helmut Hofer, Ostrowski Prize, National Academy of Sciences Fritz John, 1984 MacArthur Fellow Joseph B.
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The men's light flyweight boxing competition at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was held from 6 to 14 August at the Riocentro. Like all Olympic boxing events, the competition was a straight single-elimination tournament; this event consisted of 22 boxers who have qualified for the competition through various qualifying tournaments held in 2015 and 2016. The competition began with a preliminary round on 6 August, where the number of competitors was reduced to 16, concluded with the final on 14 August; as there were fewer than 32 boxers in the competition, a number of boxers received a bye through the preliminary round. Both semi-final losers were awarded bronze medals. All bouts consisted of three three-minute rounds. Beginning this year, the competition was scored using the "must-ten" scoring system. All times are Brasília Time