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Plymouth County, Massachusetts

Plymouth County is a county in the U. S. state of Massachusetts. As of the 2010 census, the population was 494,919, its county seats are Brockton. In 1685 the County was created by the Plymouth General Court, the legislature of Plymouth Colony, predating its annexation by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Plymouth County is MA -- NH Metropolitan Statistical Area. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,093 square miles, of which 659 square miles is land and 434 square miles is water, it is the third-largest county in Massachusetts by total area. The towns of Hingham and Hull in Plymouth County extend north of Norfolk County and face onto Massachusetts Bay, sharing a northern water boundary with Suffolk County. Norfolk County Barnstable County Bristol County Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge As of the census of 2000, there were 472,822 people, 168,361 households, 122,398 families residing in the county; the population density was 716 people per square mile.

There were 181,524 housing units at an average density of 275 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 88.70% White, 4.56% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.92% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 3.06% from other races, 2.52% from two or more races. 2.44 % of the population were Latino of any race. 28.0% were of Irish, 12.8% Italian, 10.6% English and 5.1% American ancestry, 90.1% spoke English, 2.5% Spanish, 2.3% Portuguese, 1.5% French Creole and 1.0% French as their first language. There were 168,361 households out of which 36.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.00% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.30% were non-families. 22.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.74 and the average family size was 3.23. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 7.20% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.30 males. The median income for a household in the county was $55,615, the median income for a family was $65,554. Males had a median income of $45,535 versus $31,389 for females; the per capita income for the county was $24,789. About 4.90% of families and 6.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.30% of those under age 18 and 7.90% of those age 65 or over. The leading ancestry group in Plymouth County is Irish, with 31%. Plymouth County, along with Norfolk County, claims the highest percentage of people with Irish ancestry in the United States; as of the 2010 United States Census, there were 494,919 people, 181,126 households, 127,925 families residing in the county. The population density was 750.9 inhabitants per square mile. There were 200,161 housing units at an average density of 303.7 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 85.5% white, 7.2% black or African American, 1.2% Asian, 0.2% American Indian, 3.2% from other races, 2.6% from two or more races.

Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 3.2% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 33.7% were Irish, 15.8% were Italian, 15.3% were English, 7.3% were German, 3.7% were American. Of the 181,126 households, 35.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 29.4% were non-families, 23.8% of all households were made up of individuals. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.18. The median age was 41.1 years. The median income for a household in the county was $73,131 and the median income for a family was $86,251. Males had a median income of $60,303 versus $43,837 for females; the per capita income for the county was $33,333. About 5.0% of families and 7.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.3% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over. The ranking of unincorporated communities that are included on the list are reflective if the census designated locations and villages were included as cities or towns.

Data is from the 2007–2011 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. From the late 19th to late 20th century, Plymouth County was a Republican Party stronghold in presidential elections. From 1876 to 1988, only three Democrats carried the county: Lyndon Johnson, Hubert Humphrey, Jimmy Carter. Since 1992, however, it has become solidly Democratic, though less so relative to other counties in the state; the executive authority of the County government is vested in the County Commissioners. The current Commissioners are Chairman Sandra M. Wright, Gregory M. Hanley, Daniel A. Pallotta. Register of Deeds John R. Buckley, Jr. Sheriff Joseph D. McDonald, County Treasurer Thomas J. O'Brien, Clerk of Courts Robert S. Creedon. Jr. serve as elected officials of the county of Plymouth. The seal was adopted by the Plymouth County Commissioners on March 31, 1931 under the authority of the General Laws, Chapter 34, Section 14, was designed by Frederic T. Bailey of North Scituate who was, at that time and for many years, Chairman of the county commissioners.

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The Dēnkard or Dēnkart is a 10th-century compendium of Zoroastrian beliefs and customs during the time. The Denkard is to a great extent considered an "Encyclopedia of Mazdaism" and is a valuable source of information on the religion during its Middle Persian iteration; the Denkard, however, is not considered a sacred text by a majority of Zoroastrians but is still considered worthy of study. The name traditionally given to the compendium reflects a phrase from the colophons, which speaks of the kart/kard, from Avestan karda meaning "acts", dēn, from Avestan daena "insight" or "revelation," but more translated as "religion." Accordingly, dēn-kart means "religious acts" or "acts of religion." The ambiguity of -kart or -kard in the title reflects the orthography of Pahlavi writing, in which the letter <t> may sometimes denote /d/. The individual chapters vary in age and authorship. Authorship of the first three books is attributed in the colophones to Adurfarnbag-i Farrokhzadan, as identified in the last chapter of book 3, who de Menasce believes lived in the early 9th century.

Of these three books, only a larger portion of the third has survived, which de Menasce proposes is the result of a transmission through other persons. The first three books were subsequently edited by a certain Ādurbād of Ēmēdān of Baghdad, the author of the remaining six books and whose work is dated 1020; the manuscript'B', the basis for most surviving copies and translations is dated 1659 and which its editor reconstructed from a destroyed work. Only fragments survive of any other copies as to current knowledge; the Denkard is contemporary with the main texts of the Bundahishn. The Denkard contained nine books or volumes, called nasks, the first two and part of the third have not survived. However, the Denkard itself contains summaries of nasks from other compilations, such as Chihrdad from the Avesta, which are otherwise lost; the natural divisions of the books are as follows: Books 3-5 are devoted to rational apologetics, book 4 to moral wisdom, books 7-9 to exegetical theology. Book 3, with 420 chapters, represents half of the surviving texts.

De Menasce observes that there must have been several different authors at work as the style and language of the collection is not uniform. The authors are however united in their polemic against the "bad religions", which they do not fail to identify by name; the majority of the chapters in book 3 are short, of three pages apiece. The topics covered in detail, though rare also identify issues for which the Zoroastrians of the period were criticized, such as marriage to next-of-kin. Although on first sight there appears to be no systematic organization of the texts in book 3, the chapter that deals with the principles of Zoroastrian cosmogony is the central theme around which the other chapters are topically arranged; the last chapter of book 3 deals with the legend of Alexander's destruction of the Avesta and of another copy which the Greeks are said to have translated into their own language. Although once considered to be a historical account, it is now accepted that the Avesta was not written before the 1st century CE, more not before the 4th century.

Book 4, the shortest volume in the collection, deals with the arts and sciences. Texts on those topics are interspersed by chapters explaining philosophical and theological concepts such as that of the Amesha Spentas, while other chapters deal with history and the religious contributions of Achaemenid and Sassanid monarchs. Book 4 contains an enumeration of works from Greece and India, reveals "foreign influence from the 3rd century onward." The last chapter of Book 4 ends with a chapter explaining the necessity for practicing good thoughts and deeds, the influences these have on one's afterlife. Book 5 deals with queries from adherents of other faiths; the first half of Book 5, titled the "Book of Daylamite", is addressed to a Muslim, Yaqub bin Khaled, who requested information on Zoroastrianism. A large part of this section is summary of the history of the world up to the advent of Zoroaster and the impact of his revelations; the history is followed by a summary of the tenets of the faith. According to Gignoux, the section "is nationalist and Persian in orientation," expressing a hope for the resurgence of Zoroastrianism and with it the restoration of Persian ideals that the author perceives to have been corrupted by Arab influence.

The second half of Book 5 is a series of 33 responses to questions posed by a certain Boxt-Mara, a Christian. Thirteen responses address objections raised by Boxt-Mara on issues of ritual purity; the bulk of the remaining material deals with free will and the efficacy of good thoughts and deeds as a means to battle evil. Book 6 is a compilation of andarz and aphorisms that embody a general truth or astute observation. Most of the compositions in book 6 are short didactic sentences that deal with morality and personal ethics. Structurally, the book is divided into sections that are distinguished from one another by their introductory formulae. In the thematic divisions identified by Shaul Shaked, the first part is devoted to religious subjects, with a stress on devotion and piety; the second and third are related to ethical principles, with the third revealing Aristote

The Assassin Next Door

Kirot, released in the United States as The Assassin Next Door, is an Israeli action drama film directed by Danny Lerner in 2009. The primary language is English with many scenes in Hebrew with English subtitles. Galia is a Ukrainian sex slave working in Tel Aviv, they are captured and beaten and she watches her friend stabbed to death. She demands to be released and a Russian mobster feels she is smart and strong enough to fill another role, she is successful. She is given an apartment and a pittance, she performs intermittent assassinations while trying to earn money and to have her passport returned to her so she can return to Ukraine and re-unite with her daughter. She is troubled, though, by the noise of her neighbor beating his wife Elinor, she reaches out to her neighbor and offers friendship, as she can relate to her situation having also been a battered wife. Galia and Elinor develop a affectionate friendship. Galia performs her last hit but the mafia turns on her and attempts to kill her.

She robs the mafia of the money she is owed and attempts to get Elinor to run away with her. At first she is not successful until Elinor stabs her husband when he is beating her and she is now pregnant; as they run away together they are pursued by the mafia in a series of bloody shootouts. Olga Kurylenko - Galia Ninet Tayeb - Eleanor Vladimir Friedman - Mishka Liron Levo - Roni Shalom Micahelashvili - Michael Zohar Strauss - Eleanor's violent husband Jana Gore - Nina Hanry David - Peter Roy Assaf - Shay Raymond Amsalem - Blanit Ester Rada - Barbie The Assassin Next Door on IMDb The Assassin Next Door at Rotten Tomatoes

Constitutional Court of Sint Maarten

The Constitutional Court of Sint Maarten is a court of Sint Maarten. As a constitutional court it evaluates the constitutionality of the provisions of legislation, approved by the Estates of Sint Maarten and signed into law, but which has not entered into force. Procedures by the court may be initiated only by the ombudsman of Sint Maarten; as of July 2016, the court has decided two cases. Sint Maarten is the only country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands with a constitutional court; the National ordinance Constitutional Court forms the legal basis for the constitutional court. It was approved by the Island Council of Sint Maarten before Sint Maarten obtained the status of country within the Kingdom as part of the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles and entered into force when Sint Maarten obtained that status on 10 October 2010; the court consists of 3 judges. Membership of the court ends in the month after reaching the age of 70; the Council of State of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Common Court of Justice of Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten, of Bonaire, Saint Eustatius and Saba each nominate one of their judges as a member and deputy member of the court.

The third member and deputy member is appointed after hearing the Constitutional Court. Members of the court are: As of January 2018, 2 cases have been brought before the court by Ombudsman Rachnilda J. A. Arduin, ombudsman of the country since its inception. A complete recast of the Criminal Code was approved in 2012 and the ombudsman requested evaluation of the Act in January 2013; as this was the first case of the court, in its decision ECLI:NL:OCHM:2013:3 it first laid down certain points of departure regarding its evaluation consisting of 5 points: The court needs to evaluate acts only on those points about which the Ombudsman raises concerns. The court should exercise judicial restraint when multiple interpretations are concerned. A presumption of constitutionality exists: when the act can be interpreted in a way, constitutional it will follow that interpretation; the court should follow a "practical" and "effective" approach. The provisions of the constitution should be interpreted in the light of relevant provisions of the European Convention on Human Rights that they are based on, interpreted with the case law of the European Court of Human Rights.

The same goes for provisions. The Ombudsman had made seven complaints regarding the law, which were dealt with in ECLI:NL:OCHM:2013:2 The promulgation date was not recorded, which made it hard to identify the start of the 6-week period that the Ombudsman has to file complaints with the court; this complaint was considered well-founded. The provisions of the code were renumbered following several amendments during the legislative process without a proper mandate to do so; this complaint was held to be well-founded. Animal fights; the code allowed animal fights as part of a cultural expression. The court held. Higher maximum penalties for theft from tourists; the court held the complaint unfounded. Life without parole; the code did not provide any provision for parole for people convicted for life (Dutch: levenslange gevangenisstraf and the government explained that no informal parole system existed. The court found such a penalty inhuman in line with ECHR case law. Different treatment of residents and non-residents, as the first could not qualify for release on licence.

This complaint was held to be well-founded. Legalization of prostitution; the court held. Thus the Court held complaints 1, 2, 5, 6 to be well founded, it decided not to annul the ordinance as a whole but to annul only the provisions related to life without parole and release on licence. The National Ordinance for the establishment of the Integrity Chamber was approved by the Parliament of Sint Maarten, after considerable pressure from the Netherlands; the Chambre was to act upon possible violations of public integrity. The ombudsman complained that a substantial change had not been submitted to the Council of Advice for additional advice; the court held. Based on fundamental problems regarding the constitutionality of the act, in part because of the changes introduced, they Court annulled the act as a whole and laid down the requirements that a possible new act would have to fulfill; these requirements included: Warranties for competence and mandate of a supervisory organization of the integrity chambre Warranties for the right to be heard of people subject to criminal investigation Hearing persons under oath or the possibility of a penalty payment in case of non-compliance with a request should not be possible if parallel criminal proceedings are ongoing Clarity should be given about the transfer of findings from the integrity chambre to criminal investigators, about the right not to incriminate oneself The use of search warrants should be properly supervised Constitutional Court section on Ombudsman Sint Maarten website Case 2013/1 html and pdf Case 2013/1 html and pdf Case 2015/1 html and pdf

2004 Ta├ža de Portugal Final

The 2004 Taça de Portugal Final was the final match of the 2003–04 Taça de Portugal, the 64th season of the Taça de Portugal, the premier Portuguese football cup competition organized by the Portuguese Football Federation. The match was played on 16 May 2004 at the Estádio Nacional in Oeiras, opposed two Primeira Liga sides: Benfica and Porto. Benfica defeated Porto 2–1, thanks to an extra-time goal from Portuguese winger Simão after the match had ended 1–1. Benfica players dedicated the trophy to Miklós Fehér. In Portugal, the final was televised live on TVI and Sport TV; as Benfica claimed their 24th Taça de Portugal, they qualified for the 2004 Supertaça Cândido de Oliveira, where they took on the winners of the 2003–04 Primeira Liga, Porto, at the Estádio Cidade de Coimbra

Bartlett S. Durham

Dr. Bartlett Leonidas Snipes Durham was an American physician and entrepreneur whose land, donated for a railway station, became the location of Durham, North Carolina, named for him. Bartlett S. Durham was born and raised 12 miles west of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, in rural Orange County. After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, he returned to Orange County and, in 1847 or 1848, purchased 100 acres of undeveloped land in the eastern portion of the county, between settlements known as Prattsburg and Pinhook as a speculative investment, in advance of the planned North Carolina Railroad. In 1849, Durham donated 4 acres, directly adjacent to "Pandora's Box", to the railroad; the railroad, in turn, named Durham's Station in his honor. The collection of stores and houses a mile to the west of Prattsburg became "Durhamville" and the site of the new station by the early 1850s. Shortly thereafter, Durham became the first railroad agent in the vicinity of Durhamville, with a liquor license and a stake in the general store.

At some point during the early 1850s, Durham was elected to represent Orange County in the North Carolina General Assembly, having introduced a bill to form a chapter of the Sons of Temperance. Bartlett Durham died from pneumonia on February 2, 1859. Ten years fueled by the post-Civil War tobacco boom, the North Carolina General Assembly incorporated Durham on the site of the railway station named in his honor. Twelve years after that, the eastern portion of Orange County and the western tip of Wake County were combined to form Durham County. Durham was laid to rest in a windowed iron coffin in an unmarked grave on the grounds of Antioch Cemetery in Orange County, wearing "gold-rimmed" glasses. Shortly after Durham County was formed, Julian S. Carr began a public campaign advocating the exhumation and reburial of Bartlett Durham's remains within his namesake city. Nearly a decade after Carr himself had died, Durham officials exhumed the coffin on June 27, 1933, with Mayor W. F. Carr and County Commissioner John Harris accepting the remains for the city and county.

It was transported to Hall-Wynne Funeral Home. Reburial took place Jan. 2, 1934, in Maplewood Cemetery, under a marker that lists incorrect middle name, erroneous dates of birth and death