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Queen Anne's County, Maryland

Queen Anne's County is a county located in the U. S. state of Maryland. As of the 2010 census, the population was 47,798, its county seat and most populous municipality is Centreville. The census-designated place of Stevensville is the county's most populous place; the county is named for Queen Anne of Great Britain who reigned when the county was established in 1706. Queen Anne's County is included in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD Metropolitan Statistical Area, included in the Washington-Baltimore-Arlington, DC-MD-VA-WV-PA Combined Statistical Area; the Chesapeake Bay Bridge connects Queen Anne's of the Eastern Shore to Anne Arundel County on the Western Shore. Queen Anne's County has two hundred sixty-five miles of waterfront area, much of that being the shores of Kent Island, which stands out from the eastern shore of the Chesapeake Bay. From the waters of this county, watermen have brought oysters and terrapin. Migrating waterfowl overwinter here, hunting for geese and ducks has been an important part of the county's history.

The first settlement in Maryland was on Kent Island on August 21, 1631, included twenty-five settlers in a manor house, a fort, other buildings. The settlement was referred to as Winston's Island; the first houses were built similar to log cabins. Although the county has a number of properties on the National Register of Historic Places, the original settlement no longer exists. One of the oldest towns still existing is Stevensville, earlier known as Broad Creek. Queen Anne's County was organized under a sheriff in 1706, bounded by Talbot and Dorchester Counties. In 1713, Queen Anne's County became an English postal district where the sheriff was the postmaster and would travel to Annapolis by boat to obtain mail. In 1773 a part of Queen Anne's County, together with a portion of Dorchester County, was taken to form Caroline County; the county now is enclosed by Talbot and Kent County as well as the Chesapeake Bay. By the time of Independence, the county had several churches, a government, a postal system.

In 1876, Queen Anne's County had the first printed independent paper called the Maryland Citizen, a bank, located in Centreville. When the Railroad Company was finished in 1868 it operated from Baltimore around the top of the Chesapeake Bay down to Queenstown, connected with other railroads that continued east into Delaware as far as Rehoboth, southward to the Eastern Shore of Virginia. In the 20th century, Queen Anne's County was the home of Baseball Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx. There is a statue and small park in Sudlersville. Queen Anne's was the most secessionist and Democratic county in Maryland, it voted for the Democratic Presidential nominee in every election from 1868 to 1948, before Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first Republican to carry the county in 1952. Since that time, Queen Anne's has turned into a solidly Republican county. No Democratic presidential candidate has carried Queen Anne's County since Lyndon Johnson’s 1964 landslide, Jimmy Carter in 1980 remains the last Democrat to obtain forty percent of the county’s vote.

Queen Anne's County was granted home rule in 1990 under a state code. The county has a commission form of government; the commission consists of five commissioners: one at-large and four of whom must reside in the district they represent. All of the commissioners are elected by the general population; the at-large commissioner serves as president the first year following election. County code allows for rotation of the president position thereafter; the current Board of Commissioners was elected in the 2018 election, serves a four-year term. The current form of five commissioners elected at large started in 2002. Prior to the 2002 election, Queen Anne's County was run by three commissioners. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 511 square miles, of which 372 square miles is land and 139 square miles is water. Kent County Kent County, Delaware Talbot County Caroline County Anne Arundel County As of the census of 2000, there were 40,563 people, 15,315 households, 11,547 families living in the county.

The population density was 109 people per square mile. There were 16,674 housing units at an average density of 45 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 89.05% White, 8.78% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.57% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, 0.93% from two or more races. 1.09 % of the population were Latino of any race. 16.9 % were of 15.1 % American, 14.6 % English, 14.2 % Irish and 5.3 % Italian ancestry. There were 15,315 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, 24.60% were non-families. 19.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 2.99. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 30.10% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older.

The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 99.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.80 males. The median income for a household in the county was $57,037, the median income for a family was $63,713. Males had a median income of $44,644 versus $30,144 for females; the per capita income for the county was $26,364. About 4.40% of families and 6.30% of the population were below

George Hunt (Royal Navy officer)

Captain George Edward Hunt, was a decorated Royal Navy submarine commander during the Second World War. While commanding HMS Ultor, he became the British submarine commander with the greatest number of sinkings of enemy vessels to his name, though David Wanklyn achieved sinkings of greater tonnage. Of the 68 torpedoes Hunt fired, 47% hit their targets. George Edward Hunt was born in Milton of Campsie, East Dumbartonshire, where his family owned a calico printing works in the town, but he was raised in Kampala in the British Protectorate of Uganda until the age of seven, where his father John was a chartered accountant in the Colonial Service, his parents sent him back to Scotland to live with relatives and study at St Ninian's Preparatory School in Moffat until he was 13 and a half. In January 1930, while still 13, he entered HMS Conway as an officer cadet in the RNR, graduating as a senior cadet captain in August 1932 with a nomination to midshipman RNR. At the age of 16, he became an indentured cadet in the Merchant Navy, joining the Henderson Line, serving first on board the SS Arracan later on the SS Henzada as a senior cadet, both ships plying between Great Britain and the Burma.

In 1935, he joined the light cruiser HMS Achilles for RNR service as a midshipman. Her commanding officer, Captain Colin Cantlie, had been a submariner during World War I and his enthusiasm for the Submarine Service was to influence Hunt's future career and that of other midshipmen on board, five out of eight of whom subsequently joined the Submarine Service. In 1936, Hunt returned to Glasgow to study for his second mate's certificate. There he met his future wife, Phoebe Silson, born in South Africa and was in Scotland furthering her studies in physiotherapy. After gaining his second mate's certificate, he joined the Blue Funnel Line, on the SS Leomedon voyaging to the Far East. Hunt trained as a sub-lieutenant on board the cruiser HMS Sheffield for several months in 1937 culminating in being invited to transfer from part-time service in the RNR to permanent commission in the Royal Navy, which he accepted applying for and being accepted for the Submarine Service, commencing training in HMS Dolphin on 1 January 1939.

During the Second World War, Hunt served in the submarines HMS Unity as navigation and signals officer, HMS H31 as first lieutenant, the Dutch submarine HNLMS O 10 as liaison officer, HMS Urchin as first lieutenant while under construction as liaison officer when she commissioned under Polish command as the ORP Sokół, HMS Proteus as first lieutenant, HMS H33 as captain, HMS H50 as captain, HMS Ultor as captain and HMS Taku as captain. It was during his service as captain of the submarine Ultor that he achieved the record of sinking the highest number of ships sunk by any British submarine during the war. During her seventeen patrols, Ultor destroyed over 50,000 tons of Axis shipping. Admiralty records of 5 September 1944 show 20 vessels sunk, two damaged by torpedo, 10 sunk by gunfire, giving a total of 30 vessels sunk and two damaged. In addition, Ultor took part in one beach-marking and one special operation. In achieving this record, Ultor carried out 27 torpedo attacks, of which 23 were successful, a success rate of 85.2 per cent.

She fired 68 torpedoes, of which 32 were hits, a success rate of 47 per cent, the highest rate of any British submarine. Counting his time in other submarines, Hunt carried out 32 patrols. While serving at the Staff College in Greenwich in 1945, Hunt was honoured to be one of two submariners selected by the Admiralty to have their portraits painted for the War Artists' Advisory Committee by the celebrated Official War Artist Anthony Devas; the portrait remains on display in the Imperial War Museum. In 1945 Hunt, now a lieutenant commander, was appointed to the aircraft carrier HMS Triumph as first lieutenant. In March 1947, he took command of the submarine HMS Ambush, remaining in that appointment until January 1948, his next appointment was as commanding officer of the Submarine Commanding Officers' Qualifying Course, during which time he was promoted to commander. In 1952, he joined the aircraft carrier HMS Theseus as second-in-command and executive officer after promotion to captain became commanding officer of the Admiralty Underwater Weapons Establishment in Portland, Dorset in 1954.

Early in 1956, Hunt was appointed commanding officer of the Bay-class frigate HMS Bigbury Bay. After the ship's arrival in Bermuda the same year, he received the temporary promotion to commodore and the title Senior Naval Officer West Indies, remaining in that appointment until 1958; when HMS Bigbury Bay returned to the UK in June 1957 Hunt assumed command of HMS Ulster, remaining in command until June 1958. On return to the United Kingdom, he became chief staff officer to the Flag Officer Submarines, his final three years, from 1960 to 1963, were served as director of naval equipment in Bath, Somerset. After retiring from the Royal Navy, Hunt emigrated to Australia, settling in Queensland, where he joined the diplomatic service in Brisbane and became a member of the British High Commission, retiring in 1976 at the age of 60. Notes Sources

Museum of Pawiak Prison

Muzeum Więzienia "Pawiak" is a museum in Warsaw, established in 1965. It shows the history of Pawiak Prison, notably used during the German occupation between 1939 and 1944. Pawiak Prison Museum was founded in 1965 on the initiative and with the participation of former Pawiak political prisoners, it was designed by architects Romuald Mieczysław Mołdawa. The museum building was built in the foundations of the surviving underground casemates of the prison, blown up by the Germans in August 1944. During the construction, items from the rubble, including object grilles, hinges and fittings, documents and items used by the prisoners were recovered. Monuments important to Pawiak include: a pillar represents a part of the entrance gate, the Monument Tree of Pawiak, concrete wall of sandstone blocks surrounding the grounds of the Museum, with symbolic sculptures by Tadeusza Łodziany and Stanisława Słoniny, as well a monument within the old prison courtyard: an obelisk by Zofii Pociłowskiej. In a reconstructed courtyard there are marble plaques at specific points and an entrance going down to the morgue from the street.

On the other side of the avenue now named for John Paul II, crossing the former prison's grounds, is the site of the women's prison Serbia, where there is a plate commemorating the bravery and suffering of its prisoners. Since 1990, the Museum of Pawiak Prison, together with the Mausoleum of Struggle and Martyrdom is a branch of the Museum of Independence in Warsaw; the museum organizes historical education: on March 26 it has a meeting with scouts in a nationwide campaign to remember Operation Arsenal. Lectures by well-known historians, school participation programs, historical and literary scenes performed by actors from Warsaw, who participate in workshops to connect with Pawiak's history and that of the Polish Underground State. Pawiak Museum lessons are conducted about: Generation Janka Bytnara; the program is a planned lecture lesson by a historian. Visitors to the exhibition have the ability to listen to recordings of secret messages and artistic educational performances. An important element of the research workshop Museum are thematic and personal files for the entire duration of the prison.

Particular attention is paid to the ever-growing number of files about prisoners from the years 1939-1944, useful not only to historians or scholars but for former prisoners. 50% of the original documentation of this period was destroyed by the Germans. Official website Official website

Anna Canzano

Anna Canzano is an American broadcast journalist who works at KOIN-Television in Portland, Oregon. She worked at Portland's KATU and Los Angeles' ABC NewsOne and held an internship at KABC-TV in Los Angeles. Canzano has won numerous accolades in her career, including the 2012 Best Investigative Reporting Award from the Oregon Association of Broadcasters, she received the Edward R. Murrow Award in Investigative Reporting in 2007 for her piece on Jordaan Clarke, who after undergoing successful heart surgery at Oregon Health and Science University hospital as an infant, suffered prolonged oxygen deprivation causing permanent and profound brain damage. Canzano's report revealed that OHSU benefits from rare and unusual protection from the state that caps malpractice damages at $200,000 per incident, a luxury not available to other entities in the state of Oregon, according to documents obtained by the reporter. Canzano, a 16-time regional Emmy Award nominee, won an Emmy Award in 2008 in the category "Human Interest" for her investigative piece on the struggle of a homeless high school student.

In 2012, Canzano won a second Emmy Award, this time in the category of "Crime Reporting." In 2003, Canzano's in-depth coverage of the murder of two Oregon City teenagers, Miranda Gaddis and Ashley Pond, the investigation into their deaths helped earn KATU an Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage. "Casualties of War," a documentary she co-produced and wrote in 2005, was honored with a 1st place Associated Press award for news writing. Canzano won 1st place in the 2009 and 2008 Associated Press Awards in the Best Hard News Coverage categories, as well as the 2007, 2006, 2005 Best Writing category, she has won 1st place awards in Best Investigative Reporting and feature categories, for Oregon, from the AP. Canzano, born in Taiwan, began working as a reporter for KATU in 1999 becoming one of the station's regular weekend news anchorpersons, in 2003, she continued serving in that position until December 2016, when she announced on-air and via Twitter that she was moving to another Portland television station.

KOIN announced in January 2017 that it hired Canzano away from KATU. In 2009, Anna Song co-founded The Bald Faced Truth Foundation, a non-profit, all-volunteer organization that aims to fund extracurricular activities for kids; the foundation offers grants to children who hope to participate in the areas of arts, drama, education and other enriching extracurricular activities. In July 2010, she married John Canzano national award-winning sports columnist for The Oregonian and afternoon-drive radio show host at 750AM. Following the marriage, she changed her professional name from Anna Song to Anna Canzano, they have three children

1996 Swiss referendums

Nine referendums were held in Switzerland during 1996. The first five were held on 10 March on revising article 116 of the Swiss Federal Constitution regarding language, abolishing the cantons' responsibilities for providing army equipment, abolishing the federal requirement to purchase distilling equipment, abolishing federal financing of parking areas at rail stations, whether municipality of Vellerat should become part of the canton of Jura. All proposals except the one regarding army equipment were approved; the next two referendums were held on 9 June on a law on governmental and administrative organisation and a counter-proposal to the popular initiative "peasants and consumers–for a nature-oriented farming". The counter-proposal was approved, whilst the new law was rejected; the final two referendums were held on 1 December on a popular initiative "against illegal immigration" and an amendment to the federal law on labour in trade and industry. Both were rejected by voters

Coronet of Charles, Prince of Wales

The Coronet of Charles, Prince of Wales is a small crown, part of the Honours of Wales. The gold coronet, with diamonds set in platinum, was made for and used by Prince Charles at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969. Designed by the artist Louis Osman, the coronet was a gift from the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths to the Prince's mother, Queen Elizabeth II, it has been described as modern but its form is traditional. The coronet is in storage along with the other Welsh regalia at London; when the former King Edward VIII went into exile as the Duke of Windsor in 1936 following his abdication, he took with him the Coronet of George, Prince of Wales – a controversial act. This coronet had been specially created for King George V, when Prince of Wales, he wore it at his father's coronation in 1902. George's son, when Prince of Wales, wore it at the coronation of his father in 1911; when Edward was invested as Prince of Wales a new coronet was used. In 1969, it was judged impractical to charge the ex-king with stealing the coronet, which would be returned to the United Kingdom after his death in 1972.

Since the 1902 coronet was unavailable, the Coronet of Frederick, Prince of Wales was judged unusable due to its age, a new coronet had to be made for the investiture of Charles, Prince of Wales. He had been created Prince of Wales in 1958 but the formal investiture ceremony was held a few months before his 21st birthday. Today, the coronets of Frederick and George are part of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom on display at the Tower of London; the coronet follows the form laid down by King Charles II in 1677 by having just one arch rather than the traditional two arches or four half-arches of British monarchs' crowns to show that the Prince of Wales is inferior to the monarch but outranks the other royal princes and dukes. Though based on this traditional design, the coronet has a futurist look, popular in the 1960s, it was created by the eccentric designer Louis Osman. In the centre of the arch is a monde engraved with the Prince of Wales's insignia by Malcolm Appleby, surmounted by a plain cross.

Orbiting the monde are thirteen square diamonds set in platinum arranged as the constellation of Scorpio – the Prince of Wales's star sign. Within the 24-carat textured gold base is a purple velvet cap lined with ermine. Around the base are four crosses and four abstract fleurs-de-lis in 22-carat gold sparsely decorated with diamonds and emeralds; the diamonds on the base are intended to represent the seven deadly sins and the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. In total, the coronet has 75 diamonds and 12 emeralds – green being the national colour of Wales – and weighs 1.36 kilograms. It measures 28.8 centimetres in diameter at the widest point. When Osman unveiled the coronet in London, he described it as "something, modern"; the frame was made by electroplating gold onto the inside of an epoxy resin cast. B. J. S. Electroplating Co. a precious-metal electroformers, was commissioned by the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths to make a fibreglass-reinforced polyester mould of a wax model of the coronet that Louis Osman had made using a wooden template.

From this mould a negative epoxy resin cast was produced. B. J. S. involved Engelhard Industries to assist in the electroforming of the cast. David Mason was Head of Research at Engelhard and was assigned the task of doing the electroforming at the company's headquarters in the Forest of Dean; until electroforming an object of that size had never been attempted anywhere in the world, it was the first crown to be made in this way. The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths presented the coronet to Queen Elizabeth II for the investiture, held at Caernarfon Castle on 1 July 1969. Coronets of Princes of Wales have been used; the Coronet of Frederick, Prince of Wales was never worn by Frederick. The current Prince of Wales has not worn his coronet since his investiture; the coronet was loaned to the National Museum and Gallery of Wales in Cardiff by Queen Elizabeth II in 1974. It was placed into storage at St James's Palace, London in 2011. Elizabeth II's jewels § 1937 coronets "The Prince of Wales's Investiture Coronet".

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