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Quitman, Arkansas

Quitman is a city in Cleburne and Faulkner counties in the U. S. state of Arkansas. Its population was 762 at the 2010 census; the portion of the city in Faulkner County is part of the Little Rock–North Little Rock–Conway Metropolitan Statistical Area. Quitman is located in southwestern Cleburne County at 35°22′52″N 92°13′5″W, it extends southwest along Arkansas Highway 25 into Faulkner County. Highway 25 leads 15 miles northeast to Heber Springs, the Cleburne County seat, southwest 14 miles to U. S. Route 65 north of Greenbrier. According to the United States Census Bureau, Quitman has a total area of 2.0 square miles, all land. As of the census of 2000, there were 714 people, 316 households, 204 families residing in the city; the population density was 378.2 people per square mile. There were 358 housing units at an average density of 189.6/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 98.88% White, 1.04% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.84% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 316 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.6% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 35.4% were non-families. 32.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 20.6% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.84. In the city, the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 17.9% from 45 to 64, 21.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 85.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males. The median income for a household in the city was $24,375, the median income for a family was $31,964. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $18,047 for females; the per capita income for the city was $15,537. About 11.8% of families and 14.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.2% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over.

Public education of elementary and secondary school students is available from Quitman School District leading to graduation from Quitman High School. Quitman Public School District

Vernacular architecture in Norway

Vernacular architecture in Norway covers about 4,000 years of archeological and preserved structures. Within the history of Norwegian architecture, vernacular traditions form a distinct and pervasive influence that persists to this day. Archeological evidence in Norway indicates that Nordic Bronze Age and Iron Age settlements were large and multipurpose buildings; these buildings were not durable. Roofs were thatched or covered with birch bark and turf, walls were built of turf, palisades or wattle-and-daub. Over time, the buildings became more elaborate, notably with internal pillars and sophisticated structural practices. Large farms took the form of small communities, with several buildings, including a hall of assembly; these houses could be as much as 90 meters long and 7 meters wide. These had central open hearths with vents in the roof above; the method of wood stave construction evolved over several hundred years in Norway, reaching their apex with the stave churches in the 13th century in Norway and into the 14th century in Iceland.

Stave construction lent itself well to building the earlier large, multipurpose houses. More The Norwegian Folk Museum in Oslo

Sikkim State Human Rights Commission

Sikkim State Human Rights Commission was constituted on 18 October 2008 vied notification No. 101/HOME/2008. Thereafter, Justice A. N. Ray, a former Chief Justice, Sikkim High Court of was appointed as the Chairperson vide Notification No. 106/HOME/2008 on 14 November 2008. According to TPHRA, 1993, The Commission is entitled to perform any of the following functions: Autonomously investigate on a petition filed by a victim or any person on his/her behalf as a complaint ofViolation of human rights and instigation or Negligence in the prevention of such violations by any public servant. Get involved in any proceeding under allegation or violation of human right pending before a court with the approval of that court. Inspect living conditions of the inmates in any jail or any other institution under the control of the State Government where persons are detained or lodged for purposes of treatment, reformation or protection. Review the safeguards provided in the constitution or any other law for the time it is in force to ensure the protection of human rights Review the factors that inhibit the enjoyment of human rights Undertake and promote research and awareness programs in the field of human right Promote human right awareness through literacy campaigns, seminars etc. for the protection and safeguards available under human rights practices.

Encourage involvement of Non-Government Organizations and individuals for expansion work in the field of human rights awareness. Perform any other functions that may be considered necessary for the promotion of human rights, it is clarified that though the Commission has the power to inquire in violation of human rights by a public servant. Instances where the human rights are violated by a private citizen, the Commission can intervene if there is failure or negligence on the part of a public servant to prevent any such violation

Major League Baseball drug policy

Major League Baseball's drug policy—the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program—was established by agreement between the MLB Players Association and the Office of the Commissioner of Baseball. The goal was to deter and end the use of banned substances, including anabolic steroids and other illegal drugs, to "provide for, in keeping with the overall purposes of the Program, an orderly and cooperative resolution of any disputes that may arise concerning the existence, interpretation, or application" of the policy itself; the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program was adopted in the Spring of 2006. While the Health Policy Advisory Committee can make recommendations to the Office of the Commissioner regarding punishment, it has no power to discipline players for violations of the drug policy, except to place them in the appropriate treatment programs; such authority belongs to the Office of the Commissioner. Under the policy, all players are prohibited from using, selling, facilitating the sale of, distributing, or facilitating the distribution of any Drug of Abuse, human growth hormone and Steroid.

Any and all drugs or substances listed under Schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act are considered drugs of abuse covered by the Program. Players who require prescription medication can still use it with a "Therapeutic Use Exemption" granted by the MLB. Prohibited Substances may be added to the list only by the unanimous vote of HPAC, provided that the addition by the federal government of a substance to Schedule I, II, or III will automatically result in that substance being added to the list. Testing is administered via scientifically-validated urine test; each Player shall be tested upon reporting to spring training. All Players will be selected for an additional unannounced urine specimen collection during the season on a randomly selected date. Testing for drugs of abuse is not on a basis of reasonable cause. If one of the HPAC panel members has evidence that a player has used, possessed, or sold banned substances in the last 12 months, they call a conference and discuss the evidence with the other members.

If a majority vote to test the suspected player is reached testing will take place no more than 48 hours later. Drugs of abuse include natural cannabinoids, synthetic THC and cannabimimetics, cocaine, LSD, opiates, MDMA, GHB and phencyclidine. Players and the collector must instruct the player to return in an hour, during which he can only drink 15 oz. of fluid in a sealed container certified by the collector. Any test conducted under the Program will be considered "positive" under the following circumstances: If any substance identified in the test results meets the levels set forth below. A Player refuses or, without good cause, fails to take a test or refuses to cooperate with the testing process. A Player attempts to substitute, mask or adulterate a specimen sample or in any other manner alter a test. A test is considered positive if a sufficient amount of Steroid is present, except the presence of nandrolone, considered positive only if the level exceeds 2 ng/ml; the presence of a Stimulant shall be considered a positive only if the level exceeds 250 ng/ml, unless specified otherwise below: HPAC notifies the Player and the Club of the positive drug test result.

On January 10, 2013, MLB and the players union reached an agreement to add random, in-season human growth hormone and to a new test to reveal the use of testosterone. Testing began the 2013 season. All players who enter the program are placed on the Clinical track, except when a player tests positive for steroids, does not comply with the initial evaluation, cooperate in his treatment, is convicted or pleads guilty or nolo contendere to the sale or use and prohibited substance, or participates in the sale or distribution of any banned substance. In that event, the player is placed in the Administrative Track. HPAC has the discretion to place a player in the Administrative Track in any other event, but not on the basis that the player is in an inpatient treatment program. Transfer to the Administrative track is contingent on a majority vote, in the case of a tie, a fifth member must cast a vote based on reasonable cause and cannot consider past practice; these votes are tallied and set forth in progressing games Players are entitled to salary retention for the first 30 days they are required to be in inpatient treatment or outpatient treatment that forces his absence from the Club, half salary retention for the next thirty days, over the course of his career.

However, players are not entitled to salary retention for any such period after 60 days during the course of his career. Players are required to be evaluated at least once by HPAC, to determine the proper treatment program. HPAC may decide; the Office of the Commissioner, the Association, HPAC, Club personnel, all of their members, agents and employees, are prohibited from publicly disclosing information about the Player’s test results, Initial Evaluation, Treatment Program, prognosis or compliance with the Program. First failure to comply: 15- to 25-day suspension and/or a fine of up to $10,000 Second failure to comply: 25- to 50-day suspension and/or a fine of up to $25,000 Third failure to comply: 50- to 75-day suspension and/or a fine of up to $50,000 Fourth failure to comply: minimum one-year suspension and/or a fine of up to $100,000 Any subsequent failure to comply: The level of the discipline will be determined b

Fading West (film)

Fading West is a documentary film, shot during Switchfoot's 2012 World Tour, directed by Matt Katsolis of Interpret Studios. It follows the band to locations around the world, including the U. S. South Africa, Bali and New Zealand. In the official press release, it was described as "part rock documentary, part surf film, part travelogue."In January 2013, Switchfoot released a teaser for Fading West. A new, extended trailer for the film was released onto YouTube on June 24, 2013; the film was released digitally on December 10, 2013. "We’ve been talking about doing this for years now and it came to the point where we were like, are we going to do this thing or not? If so, let’s make it happen.", said Switchfoot's bassist Tim Foreman about the project. In an interview with Billboard magazine, Jon Foreman said: "Our goal was always to be professional surfers -- and I'm only kidding when I say that -- and if nobody is gonna make a movie about us, let's do it ourselves. We love surfing, so this was kind of a chance to introduce that to the rest of the world and maybe connect a few of the dots to the music as well.

It's about roll and the journey we've been on for the past eight albums. There's a lot of special moments in the film."In an exclusive interview with Land of Broken Hearts, Katsolis said his hope was "that the audience who knows Switchfoot sees a new level of depth to the band that they have never had access to before." The film crew consisted of only five people. Jon Foreman as Himself Tim Foreman as Himself Chad Butler as Himself Jerome Fontamillas as Himself Drew Shirley as Himself Rob Machado as Himself Tom Curren as Himself Although the film was planned to premiere at the 2013 Bro-Am in July, only a sneak peek of it was shown there; the film premiered on July 31, 2013, at LA X Games. However, Switchfoot fans were first able to watch it during the first concert of the Fading West Tour, on September 20, 2013 in St. Louis; as of June 2013, the film was believed to be released on DVD/Blu-ray in December 2013/January 2014, after the Fading West Tour's end, to be streaming on Hulu and Netflix.

However, in August 2013 it was announced that it would be released digitally in early December 2013, it wasn't clear whether it would be released in a physical format, such as DVD or Blu-ray. On December 10, 2013, the film was released to digital retailers and video on demand services, such as iTunes, Amazon Video and CinemaNow, among others. To promote the release, a special website was launched. On September 9, 2014, Switchfoot released an extended play The Edge of the Earth, containing unreleased songs from the film. Fading West Fading West Tour The Edge of the Earth Fading West on IMDb

Don't Go to Jail

Don't Go to Jail is a 1991 Parker Brothers dice game for two or more players inspired by Monopoly. The game is played by attempting to roll matches to score points. Seven of the dice have utilities, or railroad icons on them; the remaining three dice are blank on four sides, with the other two sides showing "Go," "to", or "jail". The player scores points for the round if the dice rolled create a monopoly set of colors, utilities, or railroads; the number of dice that need to score points depends on the property. If a die shows the "Go To Jail" icon, that die is placed aside; the player can continue re-rolling unmatched dice until they decide to end their turn and claim their points, or until all three "Go To Jail" dice land face up. One stipulation in the rules is that once a die has been set aside, it cannot be re-rolled during that turn; the dice feature wilds that may substitute for any symbol on the seven property dice. Two "Wild "s are available to use; the wild die can be moved, but only if the symbol it substitutes for happens to be rolled that round, in which case the wild must be placed elsewhere.

The game is won. The number of points required to win is determined by the players at the start of the match in the original game; these rules suggest that if a player surpasses the predetermined number of points, the win is not automatic. The player must wait for all players to have an equal number of turns and should anyone top the feat, they become the winner. An updated version, called Monopoly Express, is available; the game is sometimes confused with the card game Express Monopoly, released in the U. S. and UK in the early 1990s and is now out of print. The newer game alters the original game play as follows: The game is played for "dollars" instead of points, it changes the "Go," "to" & "jail" into the "Policeman" from the "Go To Jail" corner of the board game. One of the blank sides on one of the "Policeman" dice is replaced with a green-arrow "GO" logo that automatically earns the player $200, it adds an eleventh "House/Hotel" die that can earn a player Houses, earn Hotels and a "Get Out Of Jail Free" side that negates a previously-rolled "Policeman"..

The Wild sides are replaced by "Chance" sides that act as Wilds, but CANNOT be moved after being placed. The base winning amount is set at $15,000 with no "catch-up" opportunity; as with the pre-September 2008 non-U. S. Versions of the original Monopoly, Monopoly Express has the lowest color group dice faces colored brown; this applies to the new releases of the U. S. edition of the game as well, thus making it the first U. S.-based MONOPOLY game to use brown for its lowest-valued properties. Don't Go to Jail at BoardGameGeek Instructions for Don't Go to Jail Instructions for Monopoly Express Online Demo of Monopoly Express on site