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Mississippi River Delta

The Mississippi River Delta is the river delta at the confluence of the Mississippi River with the Gulf of Mexico, in Louisiana in the southeastern United States. It is a three-million-acre area of land that stretches from Vermilion Bay on the west, to the Chandeleur Islands in the east, on Louisiana's southeastern coast, it is part of the American Mediterranean Sea and the Louisiana coastal plain, one of the largest areas of coastal wetlands in the United States. The Mississippi River Delta is the 7th largest river delta on Earth and is an important coastal region for the United States, containing more than 2.7 million acres of coastal wetlands and 37% of the estuarine marsh in the conterminous U. S; the coastal area is the nation's largest drainage basin and drains about 41% of the contiguous United States into the Gulf of Mexico at an average rate of 470,000 cubic feet per second. The modern Mississippi River Delta formed over the last 4,500 years as the Mississippi River deposited sand and silt along its banks and in adjacent basins.

The Mississippi River Delta is a river-dominated delta system, influenced by the largest river system in North America. The shape of the current birdfoot delta reflects the dominance the river exerts over the other hydrologic and geologic processes at play in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Prior to the extensive leveeing of the Mississippi River that began in the 1930s, the river avulsed its course in search of a shorter route to the Gulf of Mexico every 1,000–1,500 years; the prehistoric and historic delta lobes of the Mississippi River Delta have influenced the formation of the Louisiana coastline and led to the creation of over four million acres of coastal wetlands. As the river changed course, the natural flow of freshwater and sediment changed as well, resulting in periods of land building and land loss in different areas of the delta; this process by which the river changes course is known as avulsion, or delta-switching, forms the variety of landscapes that make up the Mississippi River Delta.

The Atchafalaya River is the largest distributary of the Mississippi River and is considered to be an influential part of the continual land-building processes within the Mississippi River Delta. The river's tributary channel was formed 500 years ago and the Atchafalaya and Wax Lake deltas emerged around the middle of the twentieth century. Starting with the earliest European settlement, people have struggled with the delta's natural cycle of floods and transgression. Increased economic development and human habitation in the region created a desire to protect society from the threats posed by this mighty waterway. Beginning in the 20th century, advances in technology and engineering allowed humans to alter the river in fundamental ways. Although these changes shielded many people from danger and enabled significant economic development in the region, they have proven to have profoundly negative effects on the downstream delta; the formation of the Mississippi River Delta can be traced back to the late Cretaceous Period 100 million years ago, with the creation of the Mississippi embayment.

The embayment began focusing sediment into the Gulf of Mexico, which facilitated the deltaic land-building processes for the future. During the Paleogene Period, a series of smaller scale, regional rivers entered present-day southern Louisiana allowing an increase in dispersion of sediment deposition into the delta region; the Mississippi embayment became a primary focus of sediment deposition during the Miocene Epoch, which built the foundation of the modern delta region. The modern day Mississippi River Delta plain began to evolve during the Holocene Epoch due to the deceleration of sea level rise and the natural shifting of the river's course every 1,000–1,500 years; the delta cycle refers to a dynamic process whereby the river deposits sediment at its outfall, growing a delta lobe eventually, seeking a shorter path to the sea, abandons its previous course and associated delta. After the river changes course and abandons the delta headland, the region experiences land loss due to the processes of subsidence, erosion of the marsh shoreline, the natural redistribution of sands deposited along the delta that create the barrier islands.

The delta cycle contains the natural process of land loss and land gain, due to the directionality and discharge of the river. This process formed the bays, coastal wetlands, barrier islands that make up the coastline of Louisiana; the Mississippi River major deltaic cycle began over 7,000 years ago forming six delta complexes which are major depositional elements of a delta plain. The Mississippi River Delta complexes consist of smaller areas known as delta lobes, which contain the basins and other natural landscapes of the coastline; the six Mississippi River Delta complexes are as follows: 1. The Maringouin delta formed 7,500 to 5,500 years ago when relative sea level rose. 2. The Teche delta formed 5,500 to 3,500 years ago after relative sea level rise decelerated. 3. The St. Bernard delta formed 4,000 to 2,000 years ago following an avulsion that caused the river's relocation to the east of present-day New Orleans. 4. The Lafourche delta formed 2,500 to 500 years ago from a second avulsion that caused the river to relocate to the west of present-day New Orleans.

5. Modern day development formed the Plaquemines-Balize delta known as Bird's Foot Delta, between the St. Bernard and Lafourche delta. 6. Diversion to the Atchafalaya began 500

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church (Passaic, New Jersey)

St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church is a congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America in Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, it is noted for its historic church at 140 Lexington Avenue, built in 1896 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. St. John's was founded by German immigrants in 1891; the congregation met first at the Grand Army Hall, at Reisel's hall, as membership grew land was secured and a design developed by Ludwig Becker and executed by Ludwig Kick. National Register of Historic Places listings in Passaic County, New Jersey Official website

Chamberlain (surname)

Chamberlain is an English surname. Notable people with this surname include: Alec Chamberlain, English football player Azaria Chamberlain baby taken at 2 months old Alexander Francis Chamberlain, Canadian anthropologist Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, English football player Ardwight Chamberlain, voice actor Emma Chamberlain, American Youtuber Austen Chamberlain, British politician, Nobel Peace Prize winner, son of Joseph Chamberlain Basil Hall Chamberlain, British Japanologist and poet Betsey Guppy Chamberlain, textile mill worker of Native American background who wrote sketches and poetry in the early 19th century Brenda Chamberlain, Canadian politician Brenda Chamberlain, Welsh artist and poet Bob Chamberlain, Australian founder of Chamberlain Tractor now part of Chamberlain John Deere Boeta Chamberlain, South African rugby union player Calvin T. Chamberlain, New York politician Charles Joseph Chamberlain, American botanist Corinna Chamberlain, as as Chan Ming-yan, Hong Kong-based Sinophone singer and actress with Australia-New Zealand ancestry.

Cyril Chamberlain, British actor Daniel Henry Chamberlain, American politician Daniel R. Chamberlain, former president of Houghton College David Chamberlain, American cross-country skier Dean Chamberlain, American photographer Edward Chamberlain, multiple people George Earle Chamberlain, American politician Helen Chamberlain, British television host Sir Henry Chamberlain, 1st Baronet, British diplomat Henry Chamberlain, New Zealand politician Houston Stewart Chamberlain, British author noted for his works concerning the Aryan race Howland Chamberlain, American actor Ice Box Chamberlain, American baseball player Jay Chamberlain, American race car driver Jerry Chamberlain, American singer/songwriter/guitarist/producer Joba Chamberlain, a pitcher on the New York Yankees John Chamberlain, 16th-century English letter writer John Angus Chamberlain, American sculptor John Curtis Chamberlain, US politician John Henry Chamberlain, English architect John Loomis Chamberlain, American army officer, recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal John Marvin Chamberlain, English composer John Rensselaer Chamberlain, American journalist and editor Joseph Chamberlain, British politician Joshua Chamberlain, college professor, officer in the United States Army during the American Civil War and Governor of Maine Lindy Chamberlain and Michael Chamberlain, whose infant daughter Azaria disappeared in the Dingo Baby case Marise Chamberlain, New Zealand middle-distance runner Matt Chamberlain, American drummer Mellen Chamberlain, American lawyer and librarian Montague Chamberlain, Canadian-American naturalist, founder of the American Ornithologists' Union Nathan Henry Chamberlain, American clergyman Neville Chamberlain, British Prime Minister from 1937 to 1940, son of Joseph Chamberlain Neville Bowles Chamberlain, British Field Marshal Neville Francis Fitzgerald Chamberlain, British Army officer and Inspector-General of the Royal Irish Constabulary Neville Patrick Chamberlain, English footballer Neville Chamberlain, bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Brechin, 1997–2005 Owen Chamberlain, Nobel Prize–winning American physicist and co-discoverer of the anti-proton Richard Chamberlain, American actor who became a teen idol in the title role of the television show Dr. Kildare Richard Chamberlain, British politician Samuel Chamberlain, American soldier and artist Samuel Selwyn Chamberlain, American journalist Siobhan Chamberlain, English football goalkeeper Spencer Chamberlain, American vocalist for the band Underoath Thomas Crowder Chamberlain, American geologist Vicente Cuadra Chamberlain, Nicaraguan advertising executive Warren D. Chamberlain, American politician William Charles Chamberlain, British Rear Admiral William H. Chamberlain, American politician from Illinois Wilt Chamberlain, American basketball player Chamberlayne Chamberlin Chamberlaine

The Watch (2012 film)

The Watch is a 2012 American science fiction comedy film directed by Akiva Schaffer and written by Jared Stern, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. It stars Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill and Richard Ayoade; the film follows Evan, Bob and Jamarcus, a group of neighbors who form a suburban neighborhood watch group. When they uncover an alien plot threatening the world, they are forced into action; the film is the final film role of R. Lee Ermey, who died on April 15, 2018; the film began its development in 2008 under producer Shawn Levy as a teen-targeted project written by Jared Stern. Between 2009 and late 2010 it saw different directors and stars join the project until November 2010, when it moved in a new direction under Rogen and Goldberg. Filming began in October 2011 in the state of Georgia, concluding in January 2012; the film's marketing campaign was affected by the 2012 shooting of Trayvon Martin by a neighborhood-watch member. As a result, the campaign was refocused on the alien premise instead of the film leads and the film's name was changed from Neighborhood Watch to The Watch.

Released on July 27, 2012, the film grossed $68.3 million on a $68 million budget. It received negative reviews, with critics focusing on the plot, frequent "vulgar and offensive" jokes and numerous product placements. However, Hill's performance was more positively received. In the town of Glenview, Evan Trautwig is a passionate volunteer in the community and senior manager of the local Costco store, his life is changed. The local police show no interest in investigating further. Determined to find the killer and bring him to justice, Evan decides to form a neighborhood watch. However, he only manages to a construction worker and overprotective father; the watch members use the group as an excuse to relax, much to Evan's chagrin. While driving on patrol, they accidentally hit something, they discover a strange metallic orb that acts as a destructive weapon and deduce that it is of alien origin. Meanwhile, several more townspeople are mysteriously killed; the watch encounters an alien, which attacks them.

Evan kills it with a lawn gnome before the group returns with the creature to Bob's house. The creature regains consciousness and escapes, stealing the metallic orb and warning them that the aliens have infiltrated the town; the watch members theorize that the aliens are stealing their victims' skins and disguising themselves as humans, so anyone in Glenview could be an alien. Bob confides to Evan that he is worried about his daughter Chelsea and does not trust her boyfriend Jason. Evan admits that he has been avoiding his wife Abby because he is infertile, reveals his worry that it may cause her to dump him. Evan suspects that one of his neighbors is an alien due to his deadpan, cryptic way of speaking and because he always seems to be following Evan; as the watch scouts the neighbor's house, Bob learns that Chelsea is at an unsupervised party with Jason. Bob rushes to the party with Franklin. Bob prevents Jason from raping Chelsea. Evan and Jamarcus investigate the odd neighbor alone, discovering that he hosts orgies in his basement.

When Bob returns, he and Evan argue over his putting his daughter above the watch. Bob is fired from the watch after saying. Evan goes home and admits his infertility to Abby, who accepts the news and tells him they will work things out together, they go to Franklin's house to get some guns. His mother Brenda asks Franklin "Who are these people and why are they in there house? Franklin, trying to act like a tough guy, publicly berates his mother, shouting "Damn it Mom, stay out of my room." When the others leave, He sheepishly apologizes to his Mother, explaining that he was trying to be a "big man" and kisses her on her forehead, before heading off with the others to kill the aliens. Evan receives an urgent visit from Jamarcus, who confesses that he is one of the aliens but has chosen to side with humanity after experiencing human culture, he warns the group that the aliens are building a transmitter beneath the Costco store which will summon their armada to destroy the earth. Bob, Franklin and Abby arm themselves and infiltrate the Costco to destroy the transmitter.

Bob encounters Jason who reveals that he is an alien, they brawl. Evan and Franklin are surrounded by aliens. Jamarcus saves the pair, revealing that the aliens' brains are located in their crotch. Evan discovers that the transmitter is powered by the metallic orb and removes it, disabling the machine. More aliens arrive; the watch uses the metallic orb killing all of the aliens inside. In the epilogue and Abby rekindle their romance and adopt a daughter. Bob is closer to Chelsea and likes her new boyfriend, scared by stories of how Bob killed Jason by "ripping his dick off". Franklin is accepted by the Glenview Police Department, Jamarcus continues participating in the secret neighborhood orgies; the group maintains the watch, continuing to protect Glenv

Carroll Avenue station

Carroll Avenue is a railway station in Michigan City, serving the South Shore Line commuter rail line. For reasons of road access and parking, it, rather than the 11th Street station, is the city's primary commuter station for South Shore Line service. Although Carroll Ave. is not the eastern terminus of the South Shore Line, most trains terminate or start at this station. The coach yard is located as well as NICTD's headquarters. On June 2009, NICTD officials announced their intention to close this station, on an unspecified future date, as part of their plan to revamp the street-running section of the line on 10th and 11th streets within Michigan City. However, as of June, 2012, the line relocation is still in planning and the Carroll Avenue station remains active; the station's address is Michigan City, Indiana. Michigan City Transit Route 3 Media related to Carroll Avenue train station at Wikimedia Commons South Shore Line - Stations Station from Roeske Avenue from Google Maps Street View

Term loan

A term loan is a monetary loan, repaid in regular payments over a set period of time. Term loans last between one and ten years, but may last as long as 30 years in some cases. A term loan involves an unfixed interest rate that will add additional balance to be repaid. Term loans can be given on an individual basis, but are used for small business loans; the ability to repay over a long period of time is attractive for new or expanding enterprises, as the assumption is that they will increase their profit over time. Term loans are a good way of increasing capital in order to raise a business’ supply capabilities or range. For instance, some new companies may use a term loan to buy company vehicles or rent more space for their operations. One thing to consider when getting a term loan is whether the interest rate is floating. A fixed interest rate means that the percentage of interest will never increase, regardless of the financial market. Low-interest periods are an excellent time to take out a fixed rate loan.

Floating interest rates will fluctuate with the market, which can be good or bad for you depending on what happens with the global and national economy. Since some term loans last for 10 years, betting that the rate will stay low is a real risk. Consider whether the term loan you are looking at uses compound interest. If it does, the amount of interest will be periodically added to the principal borrowed amount, meaning that the interest keeps getting higher the longer the term lasts. If the loan does use compound interest, check to see if there are any penalties for early repayment of the loan. If you get a windfall or profits increase spectacularly, you may be able to pay off your entire balance before it is due, preventing you from paying additional interest by waiting for the loan term to end; some loaning institutions offer a variety of repayment plans for your term loan. You may choose to pay off your debt in amounts, or the amount you pay will increase over the loan period. If you expect that you will be more financially able to repay in the future, causing an incremental increase may help you and save you interest.

If you are unsure of your future monetary position payments may help prevent defaulting on the loan if things go badly. Choosing a term loan may be in your best interest, depending on your circumstances. Beware of long repayment periods, as speaking, the longer the term, the more you will owe because the interest accrues over a long period of time. For more information, contact a financial advisor or speak to your bank about loan options they provide