Randolph County is located between the Ozark Mountains and Arkansas Delta in the U. S. state of Arkansas. The county is named for John Randolph, a U. S. senator from Virginia influential in obtaining congressional approval of the Louisiana Purchase, which includes today's Randolph County. Created as Arkansas's 32nd county on October 29, 1835, Randolph County has two incorporated cities, including Pocahontas, the county seat and most populous city; the county is the site of numerous unincorporated communities and ghost towns. Crossed by five rivers, most of Randolph County contains foothills and valleys typical of the Ozarks. However, the eastern side of the county is flat with fertile soils typical of the Delta, with the Black River dividing the regions; the county contains three protected areas: two Wildlife Management Areas and Davidsonville Historic State Park, which preserves and interprets an early pioneer settlement. Other historical features such as log cabins, one-room school houses, community centers, museums describe the history and culture of Randolph County.
Randolph County occupies 656.04 square miles and contained a population of 17,969 people in 7,299 households as of the 2010 Census, ranking it 38th in size and 41st in population among the state's 75 counties. The economy is based on agriculture and small manufacturing. Poverty and unemployment rates steady. Household incomes are below state and national averages. Politically, Randolph County has transitioned from reliably Democratic to Republican since the mid-20th century. Randolph County is served by two school districts, Pocahontas School District and Maynard School District, parts of three others. Higher education is provided at Black River Technical College, a public two-year community college in Pocahontas. Five Rivers Medical Center in Pocahontas is a community hospital providing primary care in the county. Although no Interstate highways serve Randolph County, the county has access to three United States highways and eleven Arkansas state highways. Randolph County is served by one public owned/public use general aviation airport, Pocahontas Municipal Airport, six community water systems provide potable water to customers in the county.
Randolph County is located where the foothills of the Ozark Mountains intersect the Arkansas Delta in the southeast part of the county. Two of the six primary geographic regions of Arkansas, the Ozarks are a mountainous subdivision of the U. S. Interior Highlands, the Arkansas Delta is a subregion of the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, a flat area consisting of rich, fertile sediment deposits from the Mississippi River between Louisiana and Illinois; the Black River divides the two regions in Randolph County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 656.04 square miles, of which 651.83 square miles is land and 4.21 square miles is water. The county is located 144 miles northeast of Little Rock, 108 miles northwest of Memphis, 204 miles southwest of St. Louis, Missouri. Randolph County is surrounded by three Delta counties: Clay County to the east, Greene County to the southeast, Lawrence County to the south, one Ozark county, Sharp County, to the west, two Missouri counties, Oregon County to the northwest, Ripley County to the northeast.
Water is an important part of Randolph County's geography, history and culture. The many rivers and ditches crossing the county have featured prominently since prehistoric times, many of the hundreds of archaeological sites are along waterways. Tribes of Lenape and Cherokee were settled in the area along rivers but left the area following the 1811–12 New Madrid earthquakes. Randolph County is home to five major rivers: Black River, Current River, Eleven Point River, Fourche River, Spring River. Running from east to west toward its own mouth in the southern tip of Randolph County, the Black receives the Current River and Fourche River east of Pocahontas; the Current River serves as the northeastern county boundary with Clay County before turning southwest, passing Reyno and Biggers and meeting the Black east of Pocahontas. The Fourche River enters Randolph County near Doniphan and runs south to meet the Black east of Pocahontas; the Black meets the Spring at the southern tip of Randolph County near Black Rock.
The Spring River serves as the county's southwestern boundary with Lawrence County between Davidsonville Historic State Park and Ravenden. The Eleven Point River enters from Missouri near Billmore and runs south to empty into the Spring just west of the state park. Rivers brought early prosperity to the county during white settlement for navigation. Control of the rivers and Pitman's Ferry led to military action in the county during the Civil War, including a skirmish in 1862. Following the war, natural mineral springs purported to have healing properties attracted visitors to Warm Springs and Ravenden Springs. Randolph County contains one state park, Davidsonville Historic State Park, two Wildlife Management Areas, Dave Donaldson/Black River WMA and Robert L. Hankins/Mud Creek Upland WMA, owned by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Black River WMA preserves bottomland hardwood forest habitat and wintering habitat for migratory birds. Created in 1957, Black River WMA contains over 25,000 acres total and extends into Clay and Greene counties.
Calvin Stengs is a Dutch professional footballer of Surinamese descent, who plays as a winger for Dutch Eredivisie club AZ Alkmaar. A product of the AZ academy, Stengs broke into the first team during the 2017–18 season. Since March 2019 he has played for the Netherlands under-21 team. Born in Nieuw-Vennep, North Holland, Stengs joined AZ's youth academy at the age of 12, having played for local side SV DIOS and HFC Haarlem, he was promoted to the AZ reserves for the 2016–17 season playing in the third division. That season, he made 22 league appearances, making eight assists, his strong performances for the reserves were noticed by first team head coach John van den Brom, on 5 March 2017, Stengs made his professional debut for AZ in a 1–1 home draw against Excelsior in the Eredivisie. Stengs was promoted to the AZ first team ahead of the 2017–18 season, he made his first start for the club on 12 August in a 3–2 away loss against PSV Eindhoven. In the 7th minute of the match he twisted his knee and tore his ACL, cutting his first professional season short.
Stengs returned to first team action in November 2018 and reconquered his position in the AZ starting eleven, 15 months after his injury. On 16 January 2019, he scored his first goal for AZ in a 3–0 home win over FC Utrecht. Stengs ended the 2018–19 season with three goals and four assists in 21 appearances. On 25 July 2019, Stengs made his debut in the Europa League in a 0–0 home draw against Swedish club BK Häcken, he made his first European goal in the return match in Sweden, netting in the 56th minute as AZ won 3–0 and advanced in the competition. Stengs made his international debut for the Netherlands under-21 team on 24 March 2019 in a friendly against the United States. On 19 November 2019, Stengs made his debut for the Netherlands national team in the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying match against Estonia, giving two assists in a 5–0 victory; as of 6 November 2019 Calvin Stengs at WorldFootball.net VI Profile
Symbid is an online funding platform providing access to traditional and alternative finance for small and medium-sized enterprises. Headquartered in Rotterdam, Symbid was founded in April 2011 by Dutch entrepreneurs Robin Slakhorst and Korstiaan Zandvliet as one of the first equity crowdfunding platforms worldwide. Since 2017 Symbid operated under the license of Ilfa Group, that bought Symbid early 2019. In 2007, Symbid's founders Robin Slakhorst and Korstiaan Zandvliet met while studying Entrepreneurship & New Business Venturing MSc at Rotterdam School of Management, they have stated that witnessing classmates fail to start their own businesses post-graduation due to a lack of funding was the main inspiration behind Symbid. Between 2007 and 2010 Zandvlliet and Slakhorst coordinated a fiscal-legal structure allowing non-accredited investors to invest online in start-ups and small businesses. While a number of crowdfunding platforms began to appear online from 2006 onwards, these were associated with creative projects and rewards or donation-based crowdfunding.
Few countries had introduced formal equity crowdfunding legislation at this time. Symbid was founded in April 2011 as one of the first equity crowdfunding platforms worldwide. Symbid was formally incorporated in Utrecht, the Netherlands, as a cooperative entity in accordance with Dutch law. A cooperative structure means Symbid is able to complete investment transactions online and store invested capital in a separate third-party account as an electronically stored monetary value; as of March 2015, Intersolve, a company operating under license as an electronic money institution and supervised by the De Nederlandsche Bank and the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets, was responsible for managing this trust account. In November 2011, Symbid was granted the Shell LiveWIRE 2011 Audience Award alongside a cash prize after receiving 40% the online vote. During 2012 Symbid established itself as one of several platforms in the expanding European equity crowdfunding industry. Symbid became involved in coordinating Dutch crowdfunding legislation at this time, in addition to co-founding initiatives aimed at improving transparency and platform standards within the equity crowdfunding industry.
These initiatives include the Crowdfunding Accreditation for Platform Standards in conjunction with Crowdsourcing.org and the European Crowdfunding Network, a Europe-wide organisation involved in policy discussion and public opinion-building. Symbid is a member of EBAN, the European Trade Association for Business Angels, Seed Funds and Early Stage Market Players. Between 2011 and 2013 Symbid grew in size, hiring campaign managers to assist entrepreneurs in their equity crowdfunding efforts. In October 2012, Forbes named Symbid as one of the companies most to profit from the pending legalization of equity crowdfunding in the United States in accordance with the U.s. JOBS Act. Symbid had ownership interests in Gambitious Coöperatie U. A. and 12% of Gambitious B. V.—the Dutch divisions of crowd funding and video game publishing company Gambitious Digital Entertainment Symbid sold their ownership in 2014. It still has ownership interest in the online business valuation tool Equidam, the initiative funded by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, which operates a tool which enables entrepreneurs to present critical business information to investors in a standardized format, namely Kredietpaspoort, through its parent company, Symbid Corp.
On December 6, 2013 Symbid, through its parent company Symbid Corp. acquired a public listing in the United States on OTCQB Markets. As of July 2014, Symbid became one of the first publicly traded crowdfunding platforms worldwide. In addition to going public, Symbid Corp. conducted a private placement offering, raising a gross total of $2,926,695. In accordance with this public listing, Symbid Corp. opened offices in United States. In February 2014 Symbid introduced a new user interface to its crowdfunding platform. Early 2014 saw Symbid feature several high-profile campaigns on its equity crowdfunding platform including Greendaddy which raised $333,960 in 47 hours in May 2014, setting a new record for the Dutch crowdfunding industry. Other prominent campaigns included the Archimedes - a wind turbine development company. - and Bidroom, a hotel booking platform on which hotels bid directly for guests. Symbid relocated to its current headquarters in the Erasmus Centre for Entrepreneurship in the Rotterdam Science Tower in March 2014.
In 2014, Symbid signed a cooperation agreement with A-Film Benelux, whereby Symbid will fund upcoming Dutch movie titles including ‘De Surprise’ from Oscar-winning director Mike van Diem. In September of that same year, Symbid announced its equity crowdfunding platform had passed the €5 million funding milestone. Symbid and financial advisory firm Credion signed a partnership agreement in December 2014, creating the largest Dutch online funding platform by transaction volume; the partnership sees Credion using the Symbid platform to connect its nationwide network of investors and entrepreneurs, combining alternative and traditional sources of funding. Credion Director Carlo van der Weg described the partnership as “streamlining the way in which entrepreneurs find that crucial investment." Although not revealed at the time, this partnership was the precursor to the launch of The Funding Network in March 2015. In March, 2015, Symbid rebranded as Symbid, The Funding Network. An equity crowdfunding platform, as of March 2015 Symbid began offering other financial products and services for start-ups and small businesses including financial advice, monitoring
Ryan Murray is a Zimbabwean cricketer. He made his Twenty20 debut for Zimbabwe against Free State in the 2016 Africa T20 Cup on 9 September 2016. Prior to his Twenty20 debut, he was part of Zimbabwe's squad for the 2016 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, he made his List A debut for Zimbabwe A against Afghanistan A during Afghanistan's tour to Zimbabwe on 29 January 2017. He made his first-class debut for Rising Stars in the 2017–18 Logan Cup on 12 November 2017. In January 2018, he was named in Zimbabwe' One Day International squad for the tri-series in Bangladesh, but he did not play. In June 2018, he was named in a Board XI team for warm-up fixtures ahead of the 2018 Zimbabwe Tri-Nation Series; the same month, he was named in a 22-man preliminary Twenty20 International squad for the tri-nation series. The following month, he was named in Zimbabwe's One Day International squad for their series against Pakistan, he made his ODI debut for Zimbabwe against Pakistan on 13 July 2018. In September 2018, he was named as the vice-captain of Zimbabwe's squad for the 2018 Africa T20 Cup tournament.
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Sant'Erasmo is an island in the Venetian Lagoon lying north-east of the Lido island and east of Venice, Italy. The island was a port attached to Murano in the 8th century, but is now known for market gardening. Ruined fortifications, including the so-called Torre Massimiliana, ring the isle. Forts existed in the island as early as the 16th century. After the fall of the Republic of Venice, the French built here a stronghold in 1811–1814. After Napoleon's defeat, the Austrian Archduke Maximilian of Austria-Este had a tower built here in 1843–1844, found here refuge during a revolt; the tower is surrounded by a ditch. On the upper floor up to 13 cannons could be housed, it was used by the Italian Army as late as World War I. An annual boat race takes place during the summer. Sant'Erasmo is known for the waders on sand banks in the lagoon surrounding it. List of islands of Italy
Simeon Uroš, nicknamed Siniša, was a self-proclaimed Emperor of Serbs and Greeks, from 1356 to 1370. He was son of Byzantine Princess Maria Palaiologina, he was awarded the title of despot in 1346, appointed governor of southern Epirus and Acarnania in 1347 by his half-brother, Serbian Emperor Stefan Dušan. After Dušan's death in 1355, Serbian throne passed to Dušan's son Stefan Uroš V, but despot Simeon decided to seize the opportunity in order to impose himself as co-ruler and lord of all southern provinces of the Serbian Empire; that led him to conflict with his nephew in 1356, when Simeon started to expand his control in southern regions of the Empire, trying to take Thessaly and Macedonia. He proclaimed himself Emperor of the Serbs and Greeks, creating a separate state, centered in regions of Thessaly and Epirus, where he ruled until death in 1370, he was succeeded by his son Jovan Uroš. Simeon Uroš was the son of King Stefan Dečanski by his second wife, Maria Palaiologina, the daughter of the Byzantine prince and rebel John Palaiologos who had joined Dečanski's raids in Macedonia in 1326, the same year Simeon Uroš was born.
His older, half-brother, Dušan was crowned "Young king" in 1322 during the crowning of their father. Stefan Dušan was crowned King after months of civil war. Dušan exploited the Byzantine civil war and made major gains beginning in 1342. Having all of Macedonia under his rule, Stefan Dušan was proclaimed "Emperor of Serbs and Greeks" in September 1345 crowned as such in April 1346. Dušan, as an emperor, granted Byzantine titles upon his magnates. Simeon Uroš and Jovan Asen were given the despot title, while others were given the sebastokrator and kesar titles. With the Serbian conquest of Epirus and Thessaly by 1348, Simeon Uroš was given the governorship of Epirus and Thessaly. Simeon Uroš consolidated his position with the local aristocracy by marrying Thomais Orsini, the daughter of the former ruler of Epirus, John II Orsini. Simeon Uroš's uneventful governorship was interrupted when, shortly after Dušan's death in 1355, his brother-in-law Nikephoros II Orsini, the deposed ruler of Epirus, reappeared in Greece and gained the support of the nobility in Thessaly and Epirus.
In 1356 Nikephoros forced Simeon Uroš to flee to Kastoria. There Simeon proclaimed himself "Emperor of Serbs and Greeks" in rivalry with his nephew Stefan Uroš V. Although he was supported by some important magnates like Jovan, Simeon was rejected by the nobility of the Serbian lands and Macedonia. After he was forced to retreat from his attempt to invade Zeta in 1358, Simeon Uroš gave up hope of asserting himself in Serbia; the next year, Nikephoros II Orsini was killed in a skirmish against Albanian clans, opening an opportunity for Simeon Uroš. He swept into Thessaly and was acknowledged as its ruler in 1359, he invaded Epirus, where the towns, harried by the Albanian clans who had taken over the countryside recognized his authority. He used his maternal maiden name, during his rule. While Simeon Uroš was in Epirus, Radoslav Hlapen of Vodena attempted to seize Thessaly on behalf of his stepson Thomas Preljubović. Simeon Uroš was forced to cut his losses by recognizing Radoslav Hlapen's conquests, turning over Kastoria to him, marrying his daughter Maria to Thomas.
Hlapen recognized Simeon Uroš's suzerainty in at least some of these lands and provided a buffer between him and the Serbian nobles to the north. Simeon Uroš established himself in Trikala in Thessaly, spent the remaining decade of his reign in relative peace, he soon recognized two of the Albanian leaders in Epirus, John Spata and Peter Losha, as despotes of Arta and Angelokastron. In 1366 he turned over Ioannina, his last major possession in Epirus, to his son-in-law Thomas, who ruled there as a vassal despot. In Trikkala, Simeon Uroš presided over a court including Byzantine and Albanian nobles, but he showed preference for the Byzantine relatives of his wife, he founded and generously endowed the monasteries of Meteora. He died in 1370. By his marriage to Thomais Orsini, Simeon Uroš had three children: John Uroš, who succeeded as Serbian tsar and ruler of Thessaly. Stephen Uroš, prince of Pharsalos, who married a daughter of Francis Zorzi. Maria, who married Thomas Preljubović, who succeeded as ruler of Epirus