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Oakman, Alabama

Oakman is a town in Walker County, United States. At the 2010 census the population was 789, down from 944 in 2000. Named Day Gap, it was renamed Oakman and incorporated in 1895. Oakman is located at 33°42′49″N 87°23′10″W. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of all of it land, it is the only town in Alabama with round city limits. Oakman first appeared on the 1890 census as the town of Day Gap, it has remained since. As of the census of 2000, there were 944 people, 386 households, 265 families residing in the town; the population density was 303.1 people per square mile. There were 449 housing units at an average density of 144.1 per square mile. The racial makeup of the town was 79.66% White, 19.60% Black or African American, 0.74% from two or more races. 0.74 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 386 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.9% were married couples living together, 16.1% had a female householder with no husband present, 31.3% were non-families.

28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.02. In the town, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 6.9% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.4 males. The median income for a household in the town was $22,014, the median income for a family was $31,964. Males had a median income of $25,221 versus $17,321 for females; the per capita income for the town was $11,936. About 17.4% of families and 20.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 26.1% of those age 65 or over. Oakman High School serves 395 students in grades 9-12, its mascot is the Wildcats, the school colors are blue and white. It is a member of the Walker County Board of Education.

In addition 500 students in grades Pre-K through 8 attend Oakman Elementary/Middle School. In 2003 the Wildcats' varsity football team was the 2A Region 4 Champions, had an undefeated record in the regular season, went to the 2nd round of State Playoffs. In 2005 they went to the 1st round of State Playoffs. In 2007 the Girls Softball Team won the 2A State Championship. In 1983 the wildcats varsity football 1A team beat oakgrove the 2A state champs that year. Media related to Oakman, Alabama at Wikimedia Commons

17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment

The 17th Maine Volunteer Infantry Regiment was mustered in at Cape Elizabeth, for three years' service on August 18, 1862, was mustered out on June 10, 1865. Recruits still liable to serve were transferred to 1st Maine Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment; the 17th Maine enrolled 1,371 men during its existence. It lost 12 officers and 116 enlisted men killed in action or died of wounds received in battle and an additional 4 officers and 159 enlisted men died of disease. 31 men died in Confederate prisons. Total fatalities for the regiment were 370. Colonel George Warren West Jordan Jr, William B. Red Diamond Regiment: The 17th Maine Infantry, 1862-1865 c1996 List of Maine Civil War units Maine in the American Civil War State of Maine Civil War Records Website Photograph of the 17th Maine Infantry from the Maine Memory Network

Giovanna Daffini

Giovanna Daffini was an Italian singer, associated with the Nuovo Canzoniere Italiano movement. Born at Villa Saviola, in the province of Mantua, she started associating with travelling musicians from an early age. During the rice-growing season she worked in the rice-growing districts of Vercelli, it was here. She was accompanied by her husband, Vittorio Carpi, on violin, at wedding dances and country festivals. In 1962 she recorded the song "Alla mattina appena alzata", a version of Bella Ciao, for the musicologists Gianni Bosio and Roberto Leydi, she died at Gualtieri, where she had spent much of her life, in 1969. 1964 - La mariuleina - Canzoni padane DS 32 1967 - Una voce un paese DS 146/48 1975 - Amore mio non piangere DS 1063/65 1967 - Festa d'aprile / Ama chi ti ama LR 45/4 1991 - L'amata genitrice 300 004-2 Maria Chiara Periotto, Giovanna Daffini: il segno vitale del canto, Comune di Motteggiana 2001 Cesare Bermani, Giovanna Daffini, l'amata genitrice, Comune di Gualtieri 1993 Serafino Prati, Giovanna Daffini cantastorie, Edizioni Libreria Rinascita 1975 Aldo Vitale, in: Ethnomusicologie, éditions Paris 3, ACPI, 1978 Biography by Fabrizio Poggi

Andrzej Rybiński

Andrzej Rybiński is a Polish singer and composer. He graduated from the piano class in Secondary Music School in Łódź. In the early 70s, with Janusz Kruk and Elżbieta Dmoch, he co-created 2 plus 1 band. In June 1971, with his wife Eliza Grochowiecka and Zbigniew Hołdys, he founded his own group – Andrzej i Eliza; the group debuted in 1971 at the 9th National Polish Song Festival in Opole with the song Wstawanie wczesnym rankiem. After the breakup of the band in July 1981, Andrzej Rybiński started his solo career. In 1983 he was awarded at the 20th National Festival of Polish Songs in Opole for the famous song Nie liczę godzin i lat. Official website

Denmark–Malaysia relations

Denmark–Malaysia relations refers to the current and historical relations between Denmark and Malaysia. Denmark has an embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia is represented in Denmark, through its embassy in Stockholm, Sweden. Diplomatic relations was established in 1963. Current Danish ambassador to Malaysia is Nicolai Ruge. In 1990, a guarantee agreement were signed between Malaysia. Bilateral co-operation began with an environment programme. Denmark cooperated with the private sector. Danish assistance to Malaysia was initiated as part of the Disaster Relief Facility. An agreement on financial and technical support was signed between the two countries. Both countries work together on the environmental substances. In 2008, both countries signed a Clean Development Mechanism agreement. Danish exports to Malaysia, amounted to 792 million DKK in 2008, while Malaysian exports amounted 1,7 million DKK. There is a Malaysian Danish Business Council. "NGO Cooperation". Archived from the original on 16 January 2011.

Retrieved 17 February 2011. "Environmental Cooperation Programme 2003 - 2006". Archived from the original on 19 July 2011. Retrieved 17 February 2011

Critical Assignment

Critical Assignment is a 2004 pan-African action film directed by Jason Xenopoulos. It involves a journalist, Michael Power, going against a politician, acquiring weapons and diverting water from the people. Betty Onuh of the Nigerian magazine Newswatch stated "Essentially, it is a story "written and directed by Africans and for Africans."" Eric Frank, Saatchi & Saatchi Africa Network MD, described Critical Assignment as "the largest Pan-African marketing initiative undertaken by Guinness Africa and it underscores the transition of both Guinness and its action hero, Michael Power, to Lovemark status." Guinness Nigeria Plc financed the film. Bob Mahoney, a British man, served as the film's producer, it was filmed in Cameroon, Kenya and South Africa. South African Jason Xenopoulos directed Nigerian Tunde Babalola wrote the screenplay; the film had a budget, unusually large for a sub-Saharan African film. According to Jo Foster of the BBC, "As an action movie Critical Assignment is not original, but as an African action movie it is rather unique."According to the producers, the goal was entertainment and there were no plans to show realism.

Mahoney stated "We made a conscious effort at points in the script to get back out there and show Africa". According to Guinness Nigeria corporate department director Tunde Savage, the film was made to promote universal access to clean water and not for profit reasons. Cleveland Mitchell as Michael Power Omanza Shaw as Harry Mogaji Harry, who wants to improve his village, is Michael Power's ally and friend. Shaw is Ghanaian actor. Moshidi Motshegwa as Anita Anita was the second feature film role, she was 26 years old at the time of filming. Motshegwa is from South Africa. Thami Ngubeni as Sabina Ngubeni, a South African, was 26 years old at the time of filming. Other actors included Richard Mofe-Damijo. According to Foster the film felt "at times,like a promotional film for the African tourist board", without poverty and blight that were common in sub-Saharan Africa, she stated that an audience in Cameroon had a positive reception to the film because it showed Cameroonian landmarks. Tempo stated that "Overall, it is a good starting point for Guinness in its effort to contribute its quota in building the film industry in Nigeria."

The paper stated that "Lovely as the intentions behind the production of this movie might be, it lacks much of its Pan African toga" since the clothing featured in the film was not African and that "From the 3-minutes clip, shown to select journalists, it is obvious that the movie lacks the African stuff which it intends to promote." Coulibaly, Remy. "Engagement critique, un film pour positiver l'Afrique". Fratmat.info at Allafrica.com. Joguet, Vincent. "Et Guinness conquit l'Afrique". Jeune Afrique. Kaikai, Olivier Lamissa. "Michael Power à la chefferie supérieure des Ewondo et Bene à Efoulan". Cameroon Tribune. Archived from the original on 2003-04-29. Critical Assignment on IMDb