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Palm Beach County, Florida

Palm Beach County is a county in the state of Florida, directly north of Broward County. According to a 2018 census report, the county had a population of 1,485,941, making it the third-most populous county in the state of Florida and the 25th-most populous county in the United States; the largest city and county seat is West Palm Beach. Named after one of its oldest settlements, Palm Beach, the county was established in 1909, after being split from Dade County; the county's modern-day boundaries were established in 1963. Palm Beach County is one of the three counties in South Florida that make up the Miami metropolitan area, home to an estimated 6,198,782 people in 2018; the area had been increasing in population since the late 19th century, with the incorporation of West Palm Beach in 1894 and after Henry Flagler extended the Florida East Coast Railway and built the Royal Poinciana Hotel, The Breakers, Whitehall. In 1928, the Okeechobee hurricane caused thousands of deaths. More the county acquired national attention during the 2000 presidential election, when a controversial recount occurred.

As of 2004, Palm Beach County is Florida's wealthiest county, with a per capita personal income of $44,518. It leads the state in agricultural productivity. Palm Beach County’s revenue from property taxes, sales taxes and tourist development taxes reached record levels in Fiscal Year 2018, according to the Clerk & Comptroller, Palm Beach County’s annual financial report, Checks & Balances: Your Guide to County Finances; the County collected $1.1 billion in property tax revenue in FY 2018, an increase of 6 percent over the previous year. Sales tax collections rose to $175.8 million. Revenue from Tourist Development Tax receipts was $53.8 million, up from $48.5 million in FY 2017. Meanwhile, Local Option Gas Taxes paid by motorists for gasoline decreased for the first time in five years due to higher gasoline prices, which reduced the number of miles driven, according to the Clerk & Comptroller’s Checks & Balances report. Around 10,200 years ago, Native Americans began migrating into Florida. An estimated 20,000 Native Americans lived in South Florida.

Their population diminished by the 18th century, due to warfare and diseases from Europe. In 1513, Juan Ponce de León, who led a European expedition to Florida earlier that year, became the first non-Native American to reach Palm Beach County, after landing in the modern-day Jupiter area. Among the first non-Native American residents were African Americans, many of whom were former slaves or immediate descendants of former slaves. Runaway African slaves started coming to what was Spanish Florida in the late 17th century and they found refuge among the Seminoles. During the Seminole Wars, these African-American slaves fought with the Seminoles against White settlers and bounty hunters. Portions of the Second Seminole War occurred in Palm Beach County, including the Battle of Jupiter Inlet in 1838; the oldest surviving structure, the Jupiter Lighthouse, was built in 1860, after receiving authorization to the land from President Franklin Pierce in 1854. During the American Civil War, Florida was a member of the Confederate States of America.

Two Confederate adherents removed the lighting mechanism from the lighthouse. One of the men who removed the light, Augustus O. Lang, was the first White settler in Palm Beach County, he built a palmetto shack along the eastern shore of Lake Worth in 1863 after abandoning the cause of the Confederacy. After the Civil War ended, the Jupiter Lighthouse was relit in 1866. Thirteen years a National Weather Service office was established at the lighthouse complex. However, the office was moved to Miami in 1911 after that city's population began to grow. In October 1873, a hurricane caused a shipwreck between the New River; the crew nearly died due to starvation because of the desolation of the area. In response, five Houses of Refuge were built along the east coast of Florida from the Fort Pierce Inlet southward to Biscayne Bay. Orange Grove House of Refuge No. 3 was built near Delray Beach in 1876. Henry Flagler, instrumental in the county's development in the late 19th century and early 20th century, first visited in 1892.

He subsequently purchased land on both sides of Lake Worth. Other investors followed suit, causing a small boom and bringing in existing businesses and resulting in the establishment of many new businesses; the Royal Poinciana Hotel, constructed by Flagler to accommodate wealthy tourists, opened for business in February 1894. About a month the Florida East Coast Railway, owned by Flagler, reached West Palm Beach. On November 5, 1894, Palm Beach County's oldest city, West Palm Beach, was incorporated. In 1896, another hotel built by Flagler was opened, the Palm Beach Inn renamed The Breakers, he constructed his own winter home beginning in 1900. Flagler died there after falling down a flight of marble stairs; the Florida Legislature voted to establish Palm Beach County in 1909, carving it out of what was the northern portion of Dade County and including all of Lake Okeechobee. The southernmost part of Palm Beach County was separated to create the northern portion of Broward County in 1915, the northwestern portion became part of Okeechobee County in 1917, southern Martin County was created from northernmost Palm Beach County in 1925.

The boundaries remained the same until 1963, when about three-quarters of Lake Okeechobee was removed from Palm Beach County and divided among Glade

FC Mostransgaz Gazoprovod

FC Mostransgaz Gazoprovod is a defunct Russian association football club based in Moscow. Founded in 2000 in Moscow as "Dynamo-MGO-Mostransgaz"; the club changed the name to "Mostransgaz" for the next two seasons. The club represented the settlement of Selyatino in the Moscow Oblast before moving the headquarters to Gazoprovod but still plays the home matches in Selyatino. Mostransgaz was promoted to the Russian Professional Football League for the 2002 season, entering the Centre Zone and finished 14th place in the league out of 20 teams. Before the start of 2003 season, the club decided once again to change the name to "Medic" but due to the financial problems, they lost the status as a professional club due to the financial problems and was forced to disband, giving up the place in the PFL to FC Petrotrest Saint Petersburg for the 2003 season. See Category:FC Mostransgaz Gazoprovod players Russian Cup: First Round Highest Position ever: 14th place in the Centre Zone of the Russian Professional Football League

Mambai language (Timor)

Mambai language is spoken by the second largest ethnic group in East Timor, the Mambai people. The language is called Mambae or Manbae. Geoffrey Hull, Celestino de Araújo, Benjamim de Araújo e Corte-Real, Mambai Language Manual: Ainaro dialect, Sebastião Aparício da Silva Project, 2001. Alexandra Y. Aikhenvald and Robert M. W. Dixon, Grammars in contact: a cross-linguistic typology, Oxford University Press, 2006, Chapter 6. Helem Andressa de Oliveira Fogaça. Estudo fonético e fonológico do mambae de Same: uma língua de Timor-Leste. Universidade de Brasília. John 8,1-11 in Mambai Kaipuleohone's materials include Robert Blust's written notes on Mambai

John J. Cameron

John Joseph Cameron was a Canadian politician. He represented the electoral district of Queens in the Nova Scotia House of Assembly from 1937 to 1941, he was a member of the Conservative Party of Nova Scotia. Cameron was born in 1876 at Antigonish County, Nova Scotia, he was educated at St. Francis Xavier University and Dalhousie Law School, was a lawyer by career, he married Joanne Edgar in 1918. He was the stipendiary magistrate and town solicitor of Liverpool from 1926 to 1957. Cameron entered provincial politics in the 1937 election, he was defeated when he ran for re-election in 1941, losing to Liberal Harry Dennis Madden by 13 votes. Cameron died at Liverpool on August 18, 1957

Veerse Compagnie

The Veerse Compagnie was a pre-company from the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands, founded by Balthazar de Moucheron, a ship owner from Antwerp in the Southern Netherlands. After the fall of Antwerp he moved his business to Zeeland; the fleet of the Veerse Compagnie was made up of two ships. Its fleet left from Veere on 28 March 1598 and returned to the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands in 1600. A voorcompagnie is the naming given to the trading companies from the Republic of the Seven United Netherlands that traded on Asia between 1594 and 1602, before they all merged to form the Dutch East India Company; the pre-companies were financed by merchants from the Northern Netherlands and rich immigrants from the Southern Netherlands. Because of the deadly competition, the government forced the smaller trading companies to unite and form the East India Company, that on its turn received exclusive rights for the trade with Asia for the following 21 years. In 1597 Cornelis de Houtman succeeded in the so-called Eerste Schipvaart to sail to Indonesia via Cape of Good Hope.

From this moment on, Moucheron focussed on that trade route. Moucheron became a main shareholder. In 1598 the Veerse Compagnie sent two ships, De Leeuw and the Leeuwin, under the supervision of Cornelis and Frederik de Houtman to East-India; the fleet returned in 1600 without the two brothers. Cornelis was killed and Frederik was captured on Atjeh; the expedition was not a financial success. Sources: Unger, W. S. De oudste reizen van de Zeeuwen naar Oost-Indië. De Linschoten-Vereeniging LI. Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff. Jonge, Jhr. Mr. J. K. J. de De opkomst van het Nederlandsch gezag in Oost-Indië, Eerste deel Den Haag: Martinus Nijhoff ’’De familie de Moucheron’’. Rijksmuseum. URL bezocht op 12 April 2008. Wijnroks, E. H. Handel tussen Rusland en de Nederlanden, 1560-1640 Hilversum Gaastra, F. Geschiedenis van de VOC, p. 17-22. Witteveen, M. Een onderneming van landsbelang. De oprichting van de Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie in 1602 De VOC site: Voorcompagnieën geraadpleegd 5 September 2014 De VOC site: Tabel'Van Voorcompagnie naar VOC geraadpleegd 5 September 2014 COLONIALVOYAGE.

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Reach for the Stars (will.i.am song)

"Reach for the Stars", is a song written and recorded by American recording artist will.i.am in commemoration of the landing of the Curiosity rover on the planet Mars. First released on August 28, 2012 as a promotional single, the song appears on the deluxe edition of his fourth studio album #willpower. "Reach for the Stars" became the first song in history to be broadcast from another planet, completing a journey of more than 300 million miles between Mars and Earth. "Reach for the Stars" was written in February 2011, after NASA asked will.i.am to write and produce a song for the Curiosity rover's landing on Mars. The songwriter said that the experience with NASA administrator Charles Bolden discussing the possibility of broadcasting a song from Mars was "surreal", The song is part of NASA's educational outreach, with will.i.am stating that the song "aims to encourage youth to study science." Rather than produce a song via the computer, will.i.am said that he wanted to show "human collaboration", which featured a 40-piece orchestra.

He added that "people in my field aren't supposed to try and execute something classical, or orchestral, so I wanted to break that stigma, that would be timeless and translated in different cultures."NASA confirmed during the Mars Science Laboratory launch tweet-up on November 24, 2011 that it partnered with will.i.am to deliver a song for Curiosity's landing. After being uploaded to the rover, which landed near the equator of Mars, the song was broadcast live from the planet, completing a journey of more than 300 million miles, it became the first song in history to be broadcast from another planet and the second song to be broadcast in space, after the Beatles' "Across the Universe" was beamed into space by NASA in 2008. Digital download"Reach for the Stars" – 4:21 will.i.am – co-writer, recording Jordan Millervocals Dr. Luke – co-writer, producer Lil Jon – background vocals Music in space