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Morgan County, Illinois

Morgan County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 35,547, its county seat is Jacksonville. Morgan County is part of the Jacksonville, IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Springfield-Jacksonville-Lincoln, IL Combined Statistical Area. Morgan County was formed in 1823 out of Sangamon Counties, it was named in honor of General Daniel Morgan, who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens in the American Revolutionary War. General Morgan was serving under General Nathanael Greene at Cowpens. Jacksonville was established by European Americans on a 160-acre tract of land in the center of Morgan County in 1825, two years after the county was founded; the founders of Jacksonville, Illinois consisted of settlers from New England. These people were "Yankee" settlers, to say they were descended from the English Puritans who settled New England in the 1600s, they were part of a wave of New England farmers who headed west into what was the wilds of the Northwest Territory during the early 1800s.

Most of them arrived as a result of the completion of the Erie Canal and the end of the Black Hawk War. The Yankee migration to Illinois was a result of several factors, one of, the overpopulation of New England; the old stock Yankee population had large families bearing up to ten children in one household. Most people were expected to have their own piece of land to farm, due to the massive and nonstop population boom, land in New England became scarce as every son claimed his own farmstead; as a result, there was not enough land for every family to have a self-sustaining farm, Yankee settlers began leaving New England for the Midwestern United States. When they arrived in what is now Jacksonville there was nothing but dense virgin forest and wild prairie, the "Yankee" New Englanders laid out farms, constructed roads, erected government buildings and established post routes, they brought with them many of their Yankee New England values, such as a passion for education, establishing many schools as well as staunch support for abolitionism.

They were members of the Congregationalist Church though some were Episcopalian. Due to the second Great Awakening some of them had converted to Methodism and Presbyterianism while some others became Baptist, before moving to what is now Jacksonville. Jacksonville, like some other parts of Illinois, would be culturally continuous with early New England culture for most of its early history. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 572 square miles, of which 569 square miles is land and 3.5 square miles is water. Average temperatures in the county seat of Jacksonville range from a low of 15 °F in January to a high of 87 °F in July. Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.35 inches in January to 4.86 inches in May. Meredosia National Wildlife Refuge As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 35,547 people, 14,104 households, 8,851 families residing in the county; the population density was 62.5 inhabitants per square mile. There were 15,515 housing units at an average density of 27.3 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the county was 90.9% white, 6.0% black or African American, 0.5% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 0.8% from other races, 1.6% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 2.0% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.9% were German, 21.6% were American, 15.4% were Irish, 14.5% were English. Those citing "American" ancestry in Morgan County, Illinois are of overwhelmingly English extraction, in many cases going back to colonial New England, however most English Americans identify as having "American" ancestry because their roots have been in North America for so long, in many cases since the early sixteen hundreds. Of the 14,104 households, 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.2% were non-families, 31.5% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.30 and the average family size was 2.86. The median age was 40.8 years.

The median income for a household in the county was $44,645 and the median income for a family was $59,185. Males had a median income of $43,609 versus $29,893 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,244. About 11.2% of families and 16.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.8% of those under age 18 and 7.5% of those age 65 or over. Jacksonville Waverly Morgan County has been reliably Republican from its beginning. National Register of Historic Places listings in Morgan County, Illinois Official website

Arroio do Só, district of Santa Maria

Arroio do Só is a district of the municipality of Santa Maria, in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It is situated in the east portion of Santa Maria; the district's seat is located 36 km from Downtown Santa Maria, and, is situated to limit with the district of Palma and limits with the municipality of Restinga Seca. The district of Arroio do Só owns an area of 159,30 km², equivalent to 8,89% of the municipality of Santa Maria, 1791,65 km²; the district was created in 1886, in 1993 the district's name was changed to "Arroio do Sol", and, in 1998 its name came back to be Arroio do Só. In 1950, Arroio do Só owned 460 km². In 1961 loses part of its territory to the district of Santa Flora and, in 1997, to district of Palma; the district limits with the districts of Pains, and, Passo do Verde, with the municipalities of Restinga Seca and Formigueiro. The district of Arroio do Só is divided in the following bairros, that in English is equivalent to neighbourhoods: Arroio do Só. Site oficial da Prefeitura de Santa Maria


Nichlaul is a town and a nagar panchayat in Maharajganj district in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is situated 25 km from 80 km from Gorakhpur, it is situated near the Indo-Nepal border. There is a Sadar Animal Hospital facilitated by the government. Block and Tehsil headquarters are there; the Police Station is in the centre of the town. The state government facilitate Buses for transport to link it with Nepal and other neighbourhoods; however Nichloul is not connected by a rail line. The nearest Railway Station is a village 15 km to the southeast. Etahia Shiv Mandir is just 8 km from the place,Tikulahiyan Mata mandir, considered as most popular for holy place of lord Shiva. In the month of Shravan as per Hindu calendar there is a huge arrival of pilgrims at the place. Tikulahia Devi temple is there within the town. Here, the gorgeous palace of Lord Raja Ratan Sen was situated but it is turned into'Khandahar'but today a small temple is built on that place; the Darjiniya Tal, famous for large no of crocodiles is located at Nichlaul Range, selected in "One District One Tourist Centre" and is being developed by Government.

As of 2011 India census, Nichlaul had a population of 45901. Males constitute 53% of the population and females 47%. Nichlaul has an average literacy rate of 65.9%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, female literacy is 44%. In Nichlaul, 18% of the population is under 6 years of age. Bhojpuri was spoken by the people in the past, but now, Hindi is the official language

The Empire of Future

The Empire of Future is the debut studio album released by Silent Force. All songs written by Alex Beyrodt and D. C. Cooper, except when noted. "The Beginning" – 2:58 "Live for the Day" – 5:44 "Empire of Future" – 6:22 "Saints And Sinners" – 4:59 "Tell Me Why" – 4:44 "New Experiment" – 6:56 "Six Past The Hour" – 4:44 "Broken Wings" – 5:04 "We Must Remain" – 5:11 "I'll Be There" - 5:57 "See Beyond" - 5:34 "Saints And Sinners" - 5:46 D. C. Cooper - vocals Alex Beyrodt - guitars Thorsten Fleisch - bass Torsten Röhre - keyboards André Hilgers - drums Günther Werno - piano on track 10 Inka Auhagen - female vocals on track 10 Produced by Alex Beyrodt and Dennis Ward at House of Music Studio and House Of Audio Mixed by Alex Beyrodt and Achim Koler at House of Music Studio Track 10 produced by Dennis Ward and D. C. Cooper

MV Agusta Reparto Corse

MV Agusta Reparto Corse is MV Agusta's factory motorbike racing team competing in the Superbike World Championship and in the Supersport World Championship. Giovanni Castiglioni and President of MV Agusta, signed an agreement with Alexander Yakhnich, Chairman of Yakhnich Motorsport, to establish the new MV Agusta Reparto Corse for the 2014 season; the team was operated by Yakhnich Motorsport and competed in the World Supersport and World Superbike Championships. In June 2014 Castiglioni and Yakhnich signed an agreement which stipulates that MV Agusta will take over all operations concerning the racing team. MV Agusta Reparto Corse partnered with Team Vamag in late 2017 in preparation for the 2018 Supersport World Championship; the team was known as MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag that season. For the 2014 WSBK Season, Claudio Corti rode a race-prepared MV Agusta F4 for the team and finished 17th in the championship. Leon Camier substituted for Corti at Laguna Seca. In 2015, 2016 and 2017, Leon Camier was the rider for the team, finishing 13th, 8th and 8th in the Championship in these years.

Jordi Torres was the team's rider except for the last two races. Torres finished 13th in Scheib 26th. For the 2014 Supersport World Championship Reparto Corse fielded riders Jules Cluzel and Vladimir Leonov on race-prepared F3 675s. Leonov was replaced by Massimo Roccoli from the Misano round onwards. Cluzel finished 2nd in the championship this season. Jules Cluzel and Lorenzo Zanetti rode for Reparto Corse in 2015. Due to injury, Cluzel was replaced by Nicolás Terol for the last three rounds. In 2016, Cluzel and Zanetti were retained by Cluzel winning 2 races. Massimo Roccoli rode instead of Cluzel in the last race in Qatar. P. J. Jacobsen and Alessandro Zaccone rode for Reparto Corse in 2017. MV Agusta Reparto Corse partnered with Team Vamag in late 2017 in preparation for the 2018 Supersport World Championship; the team was known as MV Agusta Reparto Corse by Vamag that season. Raffaele De Rosa and Ayrton Badovini were the two riders for the team. In 2019 Raffaele De Rosa was joined by Federico Fuligni.

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Lucius B. Northrop

Lucius Bellinger Northrop, was the Commissary-General of the armed forces of the Confederate States of America. Appointed by Confederate president Jefferson Davis, a personal friend, Northrop was responsible for the logistics and supply chain that transported food and forage to the Southern armies of the American Civil War the Army of Northern Virginia. Northrop was responsible for supplying the prison camps that housed Federal prisoners-of-war, such as Andersonville. Northrop was born in South Carolina, he was appointed to the United States Military Academy in West Point, Class of 1831. His time there overlapped with Jefferson Davis. After graduating, Northrop was commissioned as a second lieutenant of dragoons and assigned to a series of posts, including duty in Florida Territory during the Second Seminole War. While on duty in the Indian Territory in October 1839, Northrop suffered a severe wound to his right knee as the result of the discharge of his own pistol. With the exception of a few months of service in the army's subsistence department, he spent the following 8 years on sick leave.

With permission from the War Department, he studied at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. The connection between Northrop and Davis was significant for Northrop's career. Permanently disabled, Northrop could no longer perform field duties for the United States Army. In January 1848, he was dropped from the army rolls, retiring to civilian life in Charleston and Anne Arundel County, Maryland. However, when Davis was appointed Secretary of War in 1853, the new Cabinet secretary took steps to recall his friend to the Army; the limping Northrop was promoted to the rank of captain. As a Southerner and friend of Davis, Northrop resigned his United States commission in January 1861 to join the secessionist colors. After Davis's election as Confederate president, the new commander-in-chief promoted Northrop to the rank of colonel. In this office, Northrop was responsible for logistical services, including the transport of military necessities to the Confederate armies, the movement of Confederate units from point to point along the battlefront, the supply of necessities to members of the Union Army confined to Southern prisoner-of-war camps.

Northrop served in this role from March 1861 until February 1865. As the Confederate Commissary-General, Northrop faced insurmountable logistical problems; the Southern economy was not organized for total war and did not possess the infrastructure required to generate large quantities of food and clothing, nor to transport them for long distances. The Confederacy lacked machinery to maintain its existing railroad network, or to build new locomotives and railroad cars to replace the equipment, wearing out. In addition, severe inflation wracked the value of the Confederate currency that Northrop's men were authorized to offer to farms and small factories for goods needed by the armies; when allowance is granted for factors beyond Colonel Northrop's control, his performance in supplying food, shoes and other necessities to the armies of the Confederacy was judged inexcusably inadequate by historians such as Bell I. Wiley. On numerous occasions, Confederate soldiers were forced to make do with scanty or inadequate rations, or to forage amongst their own countrymen for the necessities of life.

As the war continued, Confederate soldiers began, in letters home and to their congressmen, to express concerns about the performance of the office of the Commissary-General. Loyal to his friend, aware of the overall logistical dilemmas facing the Confederacy, President Davis refrained from making Northrop into a scapegoat. However, logistical problems worsened and reached a crescendo in the supply situation facing the Army of Northern Virginia during the Siege of Petersburg in the winter of 1864-1865. Although Robert E. Lee's army had by this time become vital to the continued existence of the Confederacy, only two railroad lines linked the hungry soldiers with the fertile fields of Southside Virginia, Northrop's commissary corps was pathetically unable to feed Lee's army. Davis appointed Northrop a brigadier general on November 26, 1864, but he did not risk sending the appointment to the Confederate Senate, where it would have been rejected. Opponents of Northrop, including members of the Confederate House and Senate who believed that the Northrop supply situation had become a deadly threat to the prospect for eventual Confederate victory introduced and adopted extraordinary legislative measures to impeach the Commissary-General or remove him from office.

When Davis sought to appoint Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge as the Confederate Secretary of War, Breckinridge demanded as a condition of his acceptance that Northrop be removed. General Robert E. Lee did not directly demand Northrop's resignation but made it clear to Davis that he expected change when he was appointed general in chief, he wrote to the Secretary of War, "If some changes not made and the commissary department reorganized, I apprehend dire results. The physical strength of the men, if their courage survives, must fail under this treatment. Davis gave in and accepted Colonel Northrop's resignation. However, it was too late. Less than two months the well-supplied federal troops of the Army of the Potomac decisively defeated Lee's ill-fed army in the Battle of Five Forks, leading within days to the surrender at Appomattox. Southern histori