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North Little Rock, Arkansas

North Little Rock is a city in Pulaski County, United States, across the Arkansas River from Little Rock in the central part of the state. The population was 62,304 at the 2010 census. In 2017 the estimated population was 65,911. North Little Rock, along with Little Rock and Conway, anchors the six-county Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area, further included in the Little Rock-North Little Rock Combined Statistical Area with 902,443 residents; the city's downtown is anchored in the Argenta Historic District, which draws its name from the original name of the city. Farther west in the city is one of the largest municipal parks in the United States. North Little Rock has a long history, dating back to the Burial Mound People, it was once known as Argenta, a name that applies to downtown North Little Rock. In 1890, Little Rock annexed the unincorporated Argenta community as its Eighth Ward, preempting a competing petition to incorporate Argenta. A neighboring area was incorporated as the Town of North Little Rock in 1901 as part of a plan to reclaim the Eighth Ward from Little Rock.

By 1904, the Arkansas Supreme Court allowed the town to annex the Eighth Ward. The combined city adopted the Argenta name by 1906, but reverted to North Little Rock in October 1917. A remnant of the city's earliest years can be found in North Little Rock City Hall, which still contains plaques referring to "Argenta", contains "C of A" ornamental designs. North Little Rock is located at 34°46′51″N 92°15′25″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 47.0 square miles, of which 44.8 square miles is land and 2.2 square miles is water. North Little Rock is the eastern terminus of Interstate 30 and southern terminus of the Arkansas-designated portion of Interstate 57. Interstate 40, US 65, US 67, US 167 all run through the city; the climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, North Little Rock has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. North Little Rock has a humid subtropical climate with long and sunny summers and mild, wet winters with little snow.

January on average is the coldest month, while July is the warmest, but August can claim the title. The overall yearly average temperature is 62.5 degrees. Precipitation averages 45.79 inches a year, with winter and spring tending to be wetter than summer and autumn. Severe thunderstorms can occur during the Spring, on April 25, 2011, a possible tornado struck the air force base in the city; as of the census of 2010, there were 62,304 people, 25,542 households, 16,117 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,348.6 people per square mile. There were 27,567 housing units at an average density of 615.2 per square mile. The city was 54.0% White, 39.7% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.18% from other races, 1.26% from two or more races. 5.7 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 25,542 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.9% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 36.9% were non-families.

32.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.97. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 87.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males. The median income for a household in the city was $35,578, the median income for a family was $43,595. Males had a median income of $31,420 versus $24,987 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,662. About 12.4% of families and 16.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.5% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over. The City of North Little Rock elected officials are a mayor, city council of Aldermen, city clerk/treasurer, city attorney, two judges; this is supplemented by a number of commissions composed of city officials and residents.

The North Little Rock Police Department has approval to operate unmanned aerial vehicle s. The department has been working with a small pilotless helicopter since 2008. In addition to fire and EMS calls, the North Little Rock Fire Department responds to calls for their Special Operations Response Team, Haz Mat Response Team and Water Rescue for the Arkansas River. University of ArkansasPulaski Technical College Shorter College Arkansas College of Barbering and Hair Design New Tyler Barber College Diesel Driving Academy Lee's School of Cosmetology The Salon Professional Academy National Real Estate School U. S. Dept of Veterans Affairs Police Law Enforcement Training Center Most students attend public schools in the North Little Rock School District which includes: One High School North Little Rock High School grades 9-12 On

Dillsburg, Pennsylvania

Dillsburg is a borough in York County, United States. The population was 2,563 as of the 2010 census. Dillsburg is surrounded by Carroll Township in northwestern York County, Pennsylvania. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.8 square miles, all of it land. The town is named for Matthew Dill, an immigrant from County Monaghan, who settled the town in 1740; the village became a center for local agriculture. During the Civil War's Gettysburg Campaign, Dillsburg was twice invaded by Confederate cavalry, first by Albert G. Jenkins's brigade by Maj. Gen. J. E. B. Stuart's division. Dill's Tavern, founded in the 1750s with a current building constructed between 1794 and 1819, the Rev. Anderson B. Quay House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; as of the census of 2000, there were 2,063 people, 902 households, 579 families living in the borough. The population density was 2,600.7 people per square mile. There were 936 housing units at an average density of 1,180.0 per square mile.

The racial makeup of the borough was 97.19% White, 0.48% African American, 0.44% Native American, 1.21% Asian, 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.29% of the population. There were 902 households, out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.1% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.7% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.7% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89. In the borough, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 31.2% from 25 to 44, 22.2% from 45 to 64, 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 87.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.2 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $37,530, the median income for a family was $46,797.

Males had a median income of $42,235 versus $21,995 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $19,801. About 7.5% of families and 6.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.6% of those under age 18 and 6.4% of those age 65 or over. Dillsburg's Farmers' Fair celebration is held annually during the third weekend in October. Among the many attractions are the parades on Friday and Saturday evenings, the classic car and farm tractor parade Saturday afternoon, Civil War reenactments at the nearby Dill's Tavern. A wide variety of food can be found, from common concessions to specialty theme items such as fried pickles and pickle soup. Dillsburg drops a larger-than-life papier-mâché pickle on New Year's Eve in an event called the "Pickle Drop". Northern York County School District Dillsburg Elementary School Northern Elementary School South Mountain Elementary School Wellsville Elementary School Northern Middle School Northern High School David Day, Lutheran missionary Daniel J. Dill, Wisconsin State Assemblyman Danny DiPrima, Professional soccer player Cody Eppley, Professional baseball player Dawn Keefer, Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Chris Kilmore, Keyboardist for the rock band Incubus Henry Logan, Member of the U.

S. House of Representatives from Pennsylvania Matthew Quay, U. S. Senator from Pennsylvania Borough of Dillsburg official website

IC 2714

IC 2714 is an open cluster in the constellation Carina. It was discovered by James Dunlop in 1826, it is located 4,000 light years away from Earth, in the Carina–Sagittarius Arm. It is a rich to moderately rich, intermediate-brightness, detached cluster with Trumpler type II2r or II3m. There are 494 probable member stars within the angular radius of the cluster and 215 within the central part of the cluster; the tidal radius of the cluster is 6.3 - 8.7 parsecs and represents the average outer limit of IC 2714, beyond which a star is unlikely to remain gravitationally bound to the cluster core. The core of the cluster is estimated to be 5.9 light years across. The brightest stars of the cluster are of 11th magnitude and the brightest main sequence stars are of late B of A type. Two blue stragglers have been detected in one variable star and eleven red giants; the turn-off mass of the cluster is estimated to be at 3.1 M☉. The cluster has the same metallicity as the Sun. IC 2714 on WikiSky: DSS2, SDSS, GALEX, IRAS, Hydrogen α, X-Ray, Sky Map and images

Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan

Sheikh Ahmed Salim Swedan was a fugitive wanted in the United States as a participant in the 1998 U. S. embassy bombings. He was alleged to have purchased the Toyota and Nissan trucks used in the attacks, flying out of Nairobi to Karachi, Pakistan five days before the assault was launched. Swedan was on the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists list since its inception in October 2001, he was born in Kenya. The UN 1267 Committee referred to him as Ahmed Salim Swedan Sheikh, he was known as Sheikh Ahmad Salem Suweidan, Sheikh Ahmed Salem Swedan, Sheikh Swedan, Sheikh Bahamadi, Ahmed Ally, Sheik Bahamad, Ahmed the Tall and Abu Yahya al-Kini. Swedan had, in the past, managed a trucking business in Kenya. Swedan purchased a beige Toyota Dyna truck in Nairobi, a 1987 Nissan Atlas refrigeration truck in Dar es-Salaam. Six metal bars were used to form a "cage" on the back of the Atlas; as the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approached, a few unsubstantiated reports came out of Pakistan that various wanted al-Qaeda suspects had been captured in that country and handed over to the Americans without any legal process.

On July 12, 2002 a police intelligence officer in Karachi reported that Pakistani authorities had arrested Sheikh Ahmed Saleem, referring to him as an alleged financial advisor of Osama bin Laden in Pakistan. He was caught along with two other al Qaeda militants; the officer further misidentified Saleem as a Sudan national, who had fled Afghanistan for Pakistan after the US-led military campaign began in October 2001. The three militants were arrested together during an overnight raid on a suburban apartment in the commercial port city of Karachi. However, it was suggested that Pakistani news organizations and the officials may have confused Ahmed Salim, the FBI-wanted Kenyan who had run a trucking business, with a Sudanese man with a similar name, Mamdouh Salim. In fact Mamdouh Salim had been captured in 1998 in Germany, but on September 9, 2002, the Lahore-based Daily Times once again reported that Ahmed Salim had indeed been arrested earlier that summer, on July 11, 2002, in Methadar, an area close to the place from where Khalid Sheikh Mohammed was arrested a month earlier, according to the paper.

But KSM was captured a year later. On September 11, 2002, journalist Syed Saleem Shahzad of the Asia Times wrote that back in July 2002, Pakistani intelligence agents were led to Salim's cell by satellite telephone intercepts provided by the FBI; these led to the arrest in Karachi of a more junior al-Qaeda figure, a Saudi known only as Riyadh or Riaz. Riyadh in turn led investigators to Salim, arrested in Kharadar in the south of the city. Amnesty International quoted two more press claims that Swedan had been arrested in July 2002, transferred to US custody. On July 6, 2007, Swedan was listed as a possible CIA "Secret Prisoner" by Amnesty International, without giving any reason or evidence, despite the fact he remained on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist list as of the published date. On January 1, 2009, Swedan was killed in Pakistan in an American unmanned drone missile strike along with Fahid Mohammed Ally Msalam at an al-Qaeda safe house

Carl August Stetefeldt

Carl August Stetefeldt was a United States mining engineer. His father was a Lutheran clergyman who moved the family to Hörselgau in 1847 where, in addition to his clerical work, he ran a school to prepare students for entering a gymnasium, his son was among the students, entered the gymnasium in Gotha in 1852. In a rebellious act, Stetefeldt escaped the study of Hebrew there, being more attracted to the natural sciences. With other students, he founded the Naturwissenschaftliche Verein der Gymnasiasten zu Gotha. In 1858, he entered the University of Göttingen, in 1860 the mining school in Clausthal, where he graduated in 1862. Directly after his graduation, he was commissioned to investigate a problem in copper processing at the government works in the Harz. After visiting Freiberg, Mansfeld and other metallurgical centers, he managed, for a brief period, a small copper plant in Bohemia. In 1863, he emigrated to the United States. There he started out as an assistant to Charles Joy, a chemistry professor at Columbia College in New York City.

He became an assistant in the office and field work of the consulting firm Adelberg & Raymond. In addition to Stetefeldt, the firm employed many graduates from German schools, among them Hermann Credner, Anton Eilers, Otto H. Hahn, Albert Arents. Stetefeldt was distinguished by a possession of a knowledge of mathematics and chemistry much beyond the usual equipment of a mining engineer or metallurgist, at the same time an exceptionally wide scientific and literary, as well as technical, culture. In 1865, he founded with John H. Boalt an assay office and consulting firm in Nevada. There, after a failure involving construction of a lead smelter, he turned his attention to processing silver ores; the silver ores of the Reese River district were treated by preliminary chloridizing roasting and pan amalgamation with the aid of chemicals. After experimentation, Stetefeldt introduced a new type of furnace in Nevada; the Stetefeldt furnace was a metallurgical milestone. After the introduction of this furnace, most of his career revolved it.

The invention made him known in mining districts. It was extensively used in the western United States for the roasting of silver ores preparatory to the extraction of the metal by either amalgamation or lixiviation. From 1870 to 1872 Stetefeldt resided in Europe. On his return to the United States, he married in San Francisco, where he resided until 1882, when he moved to New York City. In 1889, he moved to California, he worked as metallurgist, devoting himself principally to consultation. He was a member of the American Institute of Mining Engineers from 1881, was elected a vice-president in 1888 and 1895, occupied the office at his death. Stetefeldt contributed about 20 papers to the Transactions of the AIME, he wrote The Lixiviation of Silver Ores with Hyposulphite Solutions. He made numerous contributions to scientific literature outside the Transactions, which were published in Germany and in the United States; these papers dealt with topics outside of his specialization. Heliology and selenology were subjects which he studied with special interest, on which he speculated with ingenuity as well as learning.

Raymond, R. W.. "Biographical notice of Charles A. Stetefeld". Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Petroleum Engineers. 26: 537–544. Read, Thomas T.. "Stetefeldt, Carl August". Dictionary of American Biography. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons; this article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Wilson, J. G.. "Stetefeldt, Carl August". Appletons' Cyclopædia of American Biography. New York: D. Appleton

RV The Princess Royal

RV The Princess Royal is a research vessel owned and operated by Newcastle University as part of the School of Marine Science and Technology. Designed by in-house naval architects from the school, The Princess Royal replaced the previous RV Bernicia as the school's research vessel; the Princess Royal has a twin deep-vee form with each hull having a bulbous bow. The hull form aims to improve seakeeping and fuel efficiency and was designed by the School of Marine Science and Technology at Newcastle University; the ship was built by Alnmarintec in Blyth to MCA category 2 requirements and is constructed from aluminium alloy. The Princess Royal is equipped with a 6.5 tonne-metre knuckle boom crane, a 2 tonne hydraulic A-frame, two trawl winches, a pot hauler two ROV winches and a 5-metre Rigid Inflatable Boat. Powering the vessel are two 600 hp Cummins QSM11 diesel engines coupled to two fixed-pitch propellers; the Princess Royal is named after Princess Anne who christened the ship during a ceremony in Blyth on 04 February 2011