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Polk County, Iowa

Polk County is a county in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 430,640, making it Iowa's most populous county, hosting over 14% of the state's residents; the county seat is Des Moines, the capital city of Iowa. Polk County is included in IA Metropolitan Statistical Area. On January 13, 1846, the legislative body of the Iowa Territory authorized creation of twelve counties in the Territory, with general descriptions of their boundaries. On January 17 they further enacted a resolution setting the effective date of the county government for Jasper and Polk Counties as March 1, 1846. Polk County's name referred to United States President James K. Polk, who served from 1845 to 1849; the first courthouse, a two-story structure, was built in Des Moines in 1846. Rapid settlement and commercial growth in the county soon rendered this building insufficient, so construction of a larger building was initiated in 1858. Due to construction delays and the onset of the Civil War, the structure was not completed until 1866.

The present courthouse was erected in 1906, in 1962 it was extensively renovated and enlarged. According to the US Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 592 square miles, of which 574 square miles is land and 18 square miles is water; the county is bisected by the Des Moines River. Boone – northwest Dallas – west Jasper – east Madison - southwest Marion – southeast Story – north Warren – south Saylorville The 2010 census recorded a population of 430,640 in the county, with a population density of 756.371/sq mi. There were 182,262 housing units; as of the census of 2000, there were 374,601 people, 149,112 households, 96,624 families residing in the county. The population density was 658 people per square mile. There were 156,447 housing units at an average density of 275 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 88.34% White, 4.84% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 2.63% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 2.22% from other races, 1.66% from two or more races. 4.40 % of the population were Latino of any race.

25.9 % were of 10.6 % Irish, 9.0 % English and 8.4 % American ancestry. There were 149,112 households out of which 32.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.20% were non-families. 28.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.60% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.04. Age spread: 25.70% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 32.20% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.70 males. The median income for a household in the county was $46,116, the median income for a family was $56,560. Males had a median income of $37,182 versus $28,000 for females; the per capita income for the county was $23,654. About 5.30% of families and 7.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.70% of those under age 18 and 6.40% of those age 65 or over.

The Iowa Department of Corrections Iowa Correctional Institution for Women is in Mitchellville and in Polk County. In the first third of the 20th century, Polk County was Republican, backing its candidates in all presidential elections from 1896 to 1932 except for 1912 & 1916. From 1936 to 1980, the county was a swing county, only failing to back the national winner during that period in 1960 & 1968. Starting with the 1984 election, the county has become Democratic like many midsize urban counties, backing the party's candidate in every presidential election from that point forward; the population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Polk County.† county seat Polk County Courthouse Iowa State Capitol Terrace Hill known as Hubbell Mansion, Benjamin F. Allen House, or the Iowa Governor's Mansion National Register of Historic Places listings in Polk County, Iowa Polk County government website

Vitaliy Levchenko

Vitaly Grigorovich Levchenko is a retired Tajik international footballer and current manager of FC Istiklol. Levchenko was manager of Arsenal Kyiv's Football School. In June 2016, Levchenko became manager of the Tajikistan U20 team, assistant manager to Tajikistan manager Khakim Fuzailov. On 3 June 2017, Levchenko resigned as manager of Barkchi and Tajikistan U20, the assistant manager of Tajikistan, to take up a coaching position at Krylia Sovetov. On 16 April 2019, Levchenko was appointed as the new manager of FK Khujand. On 17 February 2020, Levchenko was appointed as the new manager of FC Istiklol. Vitaliy Levchenko at the Football Federation of Ukraine Vitaliy Levchenko at FootballFacts.ru Vitaliy Levchenko at National-Football-Teams.com Profile at klisf.info at the Wayback Machine

David Borrelli (politician)

David Borrelli is an Italian politician and member of the European Parliament. In 2005 Borrelli started the Meetup group "Grilli Treviso", which merged into the M5S. Borrelli was elected to Treviso city council in 2008 and served to 2013, the first M5S city councillor in a provincial capital. Working as a computer specialist, he co-founded an IT company in 2011. In 2010 Borrelli was not elected. In March 2014 Borrelli received 501 preferences at that online selections for M5S candidate MEPs, he was elected to the European Parliament in the 2014 European election from North-East Italy with 26,090 preference votes. He is a member of the European Parliament committees for International Trade and for Industry and Energy, as well as of the European Parliament's Delegation for relations with the Mashreq countries, with South Africa, of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean, he is a member of Rousseau Association, responsible for the management of the core operating system of the Movement and he is responsible for LEX Europe, a piece of software for Rousseau OS that allows M5S supporters to propose amendments to the European legislation.

On 13 February 2018, Borrelli left the M5S and joined the Non-Inscrits group in the European Parliament. Personal profile of David Borrelli in the European Parliament's database of members

Metro Baguio

BLISTT is an agglomeration of the city of Baguio and five municipalities of the province of Benguet, namely: La Trinidad, Sablan and Tublay. Long proposed and supported by the NEDA-Regional Development Council-Cordillera, it as one of twelve defined metropolitan areas in the Philippines; the original "BLIST" long existed as a concept since its inception in August 1990, a month after the 1990 earthquake which devastated the city of Baguio and other surrounding areas, only existed as an informal reference to the area. The concept was amended into "BLISTT" in 2009, which included the municipality of Tublay, despite not being adjacent to the city of Baguio, it was established after a signing of a memorandum of agreement by the mayors of the component local government units. BLISTT, like Metro Manila and Metro Cebu, is not an administrative political unit but an agglomeration of independent local government units, the third level government in the Philippine political system; the original BLIST concept was visualized by the key stakeholders in August 1990 after the 1990 Luzon earthquake devastated Baguio.

Supported by a European Union grant in 1992, the BLIST Urban Plan was completed in 1994, which aimed to reconstruct the city following the earthquake and to reduce overcrowding in the city. The concept was not supported by the component Benguet municipalities of La Trinidad, Itogon and Tuba such that it was prepared with little consultation, was developed for the sole convenience of Baguio. In 2009, the municipality of Tublay in the Province of Benguet was included in the new BLISTT plan as revived by the Regional Development Council of the Cordillera Administrative Region; the concept had long been pushed through by the city government of Baguio, for the prime purpose of alleviating the city's overpopulation and decongestion problems. It was criticized by other government officials as geared towards the alleviating of the problems of Baguio, it was established after a signing of a memorandum of agreement by the mayors of the component LGUs. The first set of council officials were elected on February 27, 2014, with Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan as Chairman, Sablan Mayor Arthur Baldo as Co-Chairman, La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda as Treasurer, Tublay Mayor Ruben Paoad as Secretary, all of whom would serve for a one-year term.

Most of the metropolitan area, like Baguio, is located some 1,500 meters above sea level, nestled within the Cordillera Central mountain range in northern Luzon. It covers a total area of 1094.79 square kilometers. BLISTT features a subtropical highland climate under the Köppen climate classification; the area is known for its mild climate. Owing to its high elevation, the temperature is 8 degrees Celsius lower compared to the average temperature of the rest of the country. Average temperature ranges from 15 to 23 degrees Celsius, it is lower during the late and early months of the year. The lowest recorded temperature in Baguio was 6.3 degrees Celsius on January 18, 1961. This is in contrast to the all-time high of 30.4 degrees Celsius recorded on March 15, 1988 during the 1988 El Niño season. Baguio exceeds 26 degrees Celsius during the warmest part of the year. Like many other cities with a subtropical highland climate, BLISTT sees noticeably less precipitation during its “low-sun” months; the metropolitan area though sees an extraordinary amount of precipitation during its wetter months, with the months of July and August seeing on average more than 1,000 mm of rain.

BLISTT averages over 4500 mm of precipitation annually. Unlike Metro Manila, BLISTT, before the signing of the MOA, didn't have a government that directly administered the area. However, on February 27, 2014, the first set of council officials were elected, with Baguio Mayor Mauricio Domogan as Chairman, Sablan Mayor Arthur Baldo as Co-Chairman, La Trinidad Mayor Edna Tabanda as Treasurer, Tublay Mayor Ruben Paoad as Secretary, all of whom would serve for a one-year term. Three main access roads lead to the city of Baguio from the lowlands. Kennon Road starts from Rosario in La Union province, winds through a narrow, steep valley. Although perilous and being prone to landslides during rainy season, it is the fastest route to Baguio from the lowlands, offers a scenic view. Aspiras Highway, which starts from Agoo, La Union and connects to Palispis Highway at Benguet-La Union highway border, Naguilian Road, which starts from Bauang, La Union, are longer but safer routes than Kennon Road. For this, they are preferred by coaches and lorries.

All three major highways traverse the municipality of Tuba known as the "Gateway to Baguio". A significant portion of Naguilian Road covers the municipality of Sablan. From Itogon, Baguio is connected by the Baguio-Bua-Itogon Road, while La Trinidad's main access route to the city is via the Halsema Highway, which leads north through the mountainous portion of the Cordillera Administrative Region; the municipality of Tublay, situated at the north of La Trinidad, is traversed by the Halsema Highway. Another access to Baguio from Aritao in the Nueva Vizcaya province passes through Itogon, but is less traveled; the road is not well-maintained, public transportation through this route is not as regular. Several bus lines link the rest of the lowlands. Most transportation companies offer express and air-conditioned buses at a much higher fare, though some minibuses offer cheaper fares. Bus services that operate in Baguio include Philippine Rabbit, Dangwa Tranco, Dagupan Bus, Victory Liner, Partas and Saul

AFC Lancaster Lions

AFC Lancaster Lions is an American professional development soccer team based in Lancaster, which competes in the United Premier Soccer League. The team plays; the American Soccer League granted a team to Lancaster for the 2015-16 season. Brian Ombiji, a veteran of the USL's Harrisburg City Islanders and youth soccer programs in South Central Pennsylvania, is the primary owner of the AFC Lancaster Lions. Additional investors include Daniel Savage, Angelo Disomma, Dean Kline, Jenn Hood; the main ASL rival of the AFC Lions is the Philadelphia Fury, named for a previous club by the same name that played in the original North American Soccer League. The AFC Lions plan to establish an U-23, comprising athletes from colleges and universities throughout Lancaster County, they are cooperating with the Penn Manor Soccer Club to develop youth soccer programs. In addition to the ASL, the Lions hope to form a women's team that would rival the Lancaster Inferno of the United Women's Soccer for local talent.

In March of 2019, AFC Lancaster Lions joined the UPSL, a nationally recognized semi-professional soccer league to begin play for the 2019 spring season. The Lions are a member of the Northeast Conference - American Division of the UPSL Championship; the colors of the AFC Lancaster Lions are red, blue and white. The crest features the motto, Unos pro omnibus, ones pro uno, a Latin phrase meaning, "One for all, all for one." The heraldic imagery of a lion, a red rose, the contour of the shield recall traditional English insignia. For example, the Royal Arms of England features a red shield charged with three golden lions on display, with blue as an accent color; the Pennsylvania city of Lancaster was named for Lancaster, England, whose official symbol was the Red Rose of Lancaster. The soccer balls arranged at the top of the crest are English in style, with outlines similar to those found on the shield for Manchester United F. C. a renowned Premier League club. The logo includes two crossed hickory logs, a more local reference since Lancaster city was first named "Hickory Town."

The design shares many elements in common with the civic flag of Lancaster, itself featuring two red roses and English royalty colors. The founding year of the city, 1730, the inaugural season, 2015, of the AFC Lions finish the logo. AFC Lancaster Lions United Premier Soccer League

St Martin's Church, Nacton

St Martin's Church is located in the village of Nacton near Ipswich. It is an active Anglican parish church in the deanery of Colneys, part of the archdeaconry of Norfolk, the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. St Martin's Church was listed at Grade II* on 16 March 1966; the church is medieval in origin with major reworking carried out in the early 20th century at which point both a north aisle, organ chamber and vestry were added. The tower from the 15th century was remodelled in the late 18th to early 19th century to remove the belfry and redesign to the current parapet; the church contains memorials to several local families in various forms. Located in the North aisle are memorials for Edward Vernon and family. Located in the nave is a memorial to Philip Broke and a 15th-century brasswork is mounted in the floor in memory of Richard Fastolph of Broke Hall. A south transept forms a memorial chapel to the Broke family including reference to acts during the American war of independence; the church contains several stained glass windows ranging from medieval through to the 1920s.

Pieces of glasswork include a 1913 depiction of the Adoration of the Shepherds and Magi by Burlison and Grylls and a memorials to both Herbert Pretyman and for the safe return of two members of the same family from World War I. Displayed in glass are the heraldric symbols of the local Broke families marriages dating from the 1860s. Media related to St Martin, Nacton at Wikimedia Commons