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Owen County, Kentucky

Owen County is a county located in the U. S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,841, its county seat is Owenton. The county is named for Colonel Abraham Owen, it is a prohibition or dry county, with the exception of a winery, authorized to sell its product to the public, limited sales within the incorporated city limits of Owenton. Numerous Native American burial mounds were located in Owen County. Many pioneers made their homes on land grants along the many streams. Owen County was formed as the 63rd county by the Commonwealth of Kentucky and approved February 6, 1819, it was formed from the counties of Franklin, Scott and Pendleton. Hesler was the first county seat. Owen County was named after Abraham Owen, an Indian fighter and Kentucky legislator, killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe. Colonel Owen surveyed and mapped the region that became Owen County. On November 16, 1820, the legislature passed another act which restored to Franklin County part or all of what was taken from it under the 1819 act.

To compensate for this, the legislature took some more land from Gallatin County and gave it to Owen by act dated December 26, 1820. Therefore, Hesler was no longer in the center of the county. Accordingly, on January 15, 1822, the county court ordered that the seat of justice be removed to land owned by Andrew Parker, James Hess, William H. Forsee; the town Owenton was developed. Court was held at the new county seat on February 11, 1822. In 1844, after Kentucky began to construct locks and dams on the Kentucky River, packet boats on regular trips between Frankfort and Louisville made stops in Owen County at Monterey, Moxley and other towns. New Liberty was the site of one of the first churches. In the 1870s, Owen County saw Deputy U. S. Marshall Willis Russell struggle to suppress the local Ku Klux Klan chapter, committing violence against former slaves in the years during Reconstruction. Russell was murdered by an unknown assassin in 1875. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 354 square miles, of which 351 square miles is land and 3.1 square miles is water.

Carroll County Gallatin County Grant County Scott County Franklin County Henry County As of the census of 2010, there were 10,841 people, 4,296 households, 3,023 families residing in the county. The population density was 30.9 per square mile. There were 5,634 housing units at an average density of 16.05 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 96.6% White, 0.8% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.2% from other races, 1.0% from two or more races. 2.5 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 4,296 households out of which 28.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.4% were married couples living together, 9.2% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.6% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.00. The age distribution was 21.9% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 20 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 29.0% from 45 to 64, 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 40.1 years. The population distribution for males was 49.7% and for females was 50.3%. The median income for a household in the county was $41,719 and the median income for a family was $59,242. Males had a median income of $41,563 versus $31,016 for females; the per capita income for the county was $22,633. About 12.8% of families and 15.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.4% of those under age 18 and 13.90% of those age 65 or over. Located in downtown Owenton, the Owen County Public Library was established in 1946 by the Owen County Woman's Club, it was housed in the front parlor of Elizabeth Holbrook Thomas's home on the same corner where the present library, built in 1973, now stands. The library's collection comprises more than 25,000 items, including a genealogy collection. Among the services it provides are printing, fax sending and access to a public meeting room. Gratz Monterey Owenton Owen County serves as the opening setting in the 1992 Paul Russell novel Boys of Life where it is referred to as Owen.

Though majority of the novel is set in early 1980s New York City, various points of interest within Owen and nearby areas such as Christian County are mentioned and referenced throughout the story. National Register of Historic Places listings in Owen County, Kentucky Northern Kentucky Views - Owen County Historical Images and Documents

Han chauvinism

Han chauvinism is a term coined by Mao Zedong on March 16, 1953, to criticize ethnocentrism among the majority Han people of China. In a party directive drafted for the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party titled "Criticize Han Chauvinism", Mao said, "In some places the relations between nationalities are far from normal. For Communists this is an intolerable situation. We must go to the root and criticize the Han chauvinist ideas which exist to a serious degree among many Party members and cadres..."It appeared again in a 1956 speech, titled Ten Major Relations, Mao stated that "on the relationship between the Han ethnicity and minority ethnicities... we put the emphasis on opposing Han chauvinism". This anti-chauvinistic idea is part of the People's Republic of China's zhonghua minzu conception of China as a multi-ethnic nation, both and in the present, which includes not only the Han but 55 ethnic minorities; this is expressed in the constitution of the People's Republic of China, which states that China is a "unitary state created jointly by the people of all its ethnicities" and that "it is necessary to combat big chauvinism Han chauvinism, to combat local national chauvinism".

The PRC's notions of Han chauvinism and China as a multicultural state have been subject to criticism from the western media. One critical view is that the Han Chinese "are less homogeneous than official policy recognizes". Zhonghua minzu has been criticized as an invention of the 20th century, was adopted by the Communist Party only to criticize the failures of the rival Kuomintang, which promoted zhonghua minzu as part of its nationalist ideology. Many policies have been made to give privilege to minority ethnicities, leading to grudges from some of the Han Chinese. Sinicization Great Russian chauvinism, a similar term coined in Soviet Russia in early 1920s Anti-Manchuism Chinese nationalism Hua–Yi distinction Hui pan-nationalism Xungen movement Chinese imperialism "Criticize Han chauvinism" at Marxists.org

National symbols of Kyrgyzstan

The national symbols of Kyrgyzstan are defined by Article 6 of the Constitution of Kyrgyzstan. They consist of the Flag, the Coat of Arms, the National Anthem. National anthem of Kyrgyzstan Высокие горы, долины, поля - Родная, заветная наша земля. Отцы наши жили среди Ала-Тоо, Всегда свою родину свято храня.Припев: Вперед, кыргызский народ, Путем свободы вперед! Взрастай, народ, расцветай, Свою судьбу созидай!Извечно народ наш для дружбы открыт, Единство и дружбу он в сердце хранит. Земля Кыргызстана, родная страна Лучами согласия озарена.Припев Мечты и надежды отцов сбылись. И знамя свободы возносится ввысь. Наследье отцов наших передадим На благо народа потомкам своимПрипев National symbols of Kyrgyzstan

International Community School (Singapore)

With a low student-teacher ratio and students from over 30 nations, ICS is a accredited K-12 International School teaching an American college-preparatory curriculum with a Biblical worldview. Founded in 1993, ICS fosters a caring community committed to providing each student with a quality, holistic education within and beyond the classroom. Alongside academics, ICS instills in each student a love and respect for people of all cultures, a zeal for lifelong learning, a passion for personal excellence; the school was first named Christian International School, Ltd. when Mr. Graham Holderness from St. George’s Anglican Church began the institution. By 1996, just three years after its opening dates, the school was approved as a candidate for accreditation under the Association of Christian Schools International and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. In 1999, both of these were approved. International Community School - Official website

St Ippolyts

St Ippolyts is a small village and civil parish on the southern edge of Hitchin in Hertfordshire, England. It has a population of 2,000. St Ippolyts is located in between 2 km south-east of Hitchin, Hertfordshire, it lies 80 m above sea level in a gap in the Chiltern Hills. Some features of the village are a 17th-century gabled house, a timber-framed house known as the Olive Branch Inn, a 16th-century house built around an older timbered house; the name of St Ippolyts, although spelled in a variety of ways, is derived from St Hippolytus to whom the village church was dedicated. According to Daphne Rance in her book on the parish "St. Ippolyts: a country parish in the nineteenth century" at various times known as Epolites, Nipples or St Ibbs. In the same vein, the 1881 census mentions the following 28 place names, all of which are believed to refer to it: Iplits, Ipollitts, Ipolytes, Ippatyts, Ipployts, Ippolett, Ippolits, Ippolits, Ippolitts, Ippollits, Ippollyts, Ippololits, Ippolytis, Ippolytts, Ippoplitts.

The church was built in 1087 in a beautiful setting on the hillside above the village. According to the church records, the building was funded by grants supplied by Judith de Lens, the niece of William the Conqueror. De Lens gave evidence against her husband, a Saxon Earl; the funding of the church was an attempt to make amends for this act. The church was rebuilt in the mid nineteenth century using old materials'recycled' from the nearby abandoned Minsden Chapel. Apart from St Ippolyts, the church serves the nearby villages of Gosmore and Langley; the noted theologian Fenton John Anthony Hort is amongst the former vicars of St Ippolyts church where he stayed for 15 years before taking up a fellowship and lectureship at Emmanuel College in Cambridge. Politician George Lloyd, 1st Baron Lloyd was buried in the churchyard; the ancient manor of Almshoe, mentioned in the Domesday Book, is located in the south of the parish. Almshoe Bury -- now a farmhouse and wedding venue -- is a grade. Gosmore Great Wymondley Hitchin Kings Walden Little Wymondley Preston Stevenage Rance, Daphne.

St. Ippolyts: a country parish in the nineteenth century. Egon Publishers Ltd. ISBN 0-905858-38-7. Rance, Daphne; the Yeomen of Ippolyts. Cortney Publications. ISBN 0-904378-48-9. St Ippolyts Church web site

Ji Jianye

Ji Jianye is a former Chinese politician. He was mayor of Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu Province, from 2010 to 2013. Prior to that Ji held office as mayor party secretary of the city of Yangzhou between 2003 and 2010. In October 2013, Ji Jianye was abruptly dismissed from office, detained for investigation by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China. In January 2014, Ji was expelled from Communist Party, he was sentenced to 15 years in prison. Ji was born in Shazhou County, Jiangsu province, in January 1957. In September 1974, he joined the Communist Party of China, he worked first as an ordinary editor and propaganda functionary in the local party organization in Suzhou. He became deputy editor for Suzhou Daily, a government official in Wu County, he took on a series of senior leadership roles in the county-level city of Kunshan. He headed the administration of the Suzhou Lake Tai tourist area. In July 2001, he was elevated to the post of Deputy Secretary and acting mayor of Yangzhou, was confirmed as the city's mayor a year later.

In 2004 he was named Party Secretary of Yangzhou. Yangzhou is the hometown of former Chinese president Jiang Zemin. In 2010, Ji was promoted to mayor of Nanjing, a city with some eight million residents in its areas of jurisdiction, he worked under Party Secretary Yang Weize. As mayor of the provincial capital, Ji undertook a large number of massive development projects. In the process, many areas of the city were demolished to make way for new construction. Ji was said to have liked "doing big things", would put extreme pressure on his subordinates to execute his plans, he once remarked that while Nanjing's construction boom could not be compared to pre-Olympics Beijing, the number of ongoing projects was "comparable to what was going on in Shanghai prior to Expo 2010."In September 2013, Ji engaged in several rounds of self-criticism at the Nanjing party organization's "democratic life meetings." At these meetings, he was reputedly rebuffed numerous times by party chief Yang Weize. Yang criticized Ji for his leadership over a rainwater drainage system.

On 16 October 2013, Ji Jianye was dismissed and investigated under Shuanggui procedures by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection of the Communist Party of China due to corruption. The party investigation concluded in January 2014 that Ji "abused his power for the illicit gain of others. Ji was summarily expelled from his case moved to criminal prosecution. According to the 21st Century Economic Herald, Ji was cooperative with party investigators, wrote a confession document, circulated among the party rank-and-file in Jiangsu as "educational material". In it Ji was said to have written that he was envious of the luxurious lifestyle of entrepreneurs after China's economic boom, writing, "they live in mansions, ride in nice cars, fly in private jets... they have accumulated wealth and luxury that they can never use up. I was envious."In December 2014, Ji was indicted on charges of bribery and abuse of power. Ji's trial was held in January 2015 at the Intermediate People's Court in Shandong province.

The prosecution accused Ji of taking bribes worth some 11.32 million yuan during his term as mayor and party chief of Yangzhou and as Mayor of Nanjing. Ji pleaded guilty to the charges. While Ji's legal defense team did not dispute the bribery charge, they raised some objections to the specific amount Ji took in bribes, they argued that Ji's overall cooperation in the investigation should lessen the severity of his sentence. Various Chinese media outlets reported that Ji purchased land in a cemetery and a mansion in Suzhou for "below market value."In a dramatic turn of events, Nanjing Party Secretary Yang Weize was himself detained for investigation in early 2015. In 2014, Ji's father-in-law and former provincial official Gao Dezheng was said to have reported Yang to the authorities accusing him of corruption. Chinese media have suggested that Yang may have played a role in presenting incriminating evidence against Ji to the authorities prior to the latter's investigation, that Gao in turn may have been attempting to seek revenge for Ji by presenting evidence of corruption against Yang.

On April 7, 2015, Ji Jianye was found guilty of bribery and sentenced to 15 years in prison