Rock Island County, Illinois

Rock Island County is a county located in the U. S. state of Illinois, bounded on the west by the Mississippi River. According to the 2010 census, it had a population of 147,546, its county seat is Rock Island. Rock Island County is one of the four counties that make up the Davenport-Moline-Rock Island, IA-IL Metropolitan Statistical Area. Rock Island County was formed in 1831 out of Jo Daviess County, it was named for Rock Island, an island in the Mississippi River now known as Arsenal Island. The Rock River flows from Whiteside County and points further east and north and joins the Mississippi River at Rock Island; the Sinnissippi Mounds, dating from the Hopewell period and on the National Register of Historic Places are upriver at Sterling in Whiteside County. According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 451 square miles, of which 428 square miles is land and 24 square miles is water. In recent years, average temperatures in the county seat of Rock Island have ranged from a low of 13 °F in January to a high of 85 °F in July, although a record low of −22 °F was recorded in February 1996 and a record high of 103 °F was recorded in July 2006.

Average monthly precipitation ranged from 1.28 inches in January to 4.75 inches in June. Clinton County, Iowa Whiteside County Henry County Mercer County Louisa County, Iowa Muscatine County, Iowa Scott County, Iowa Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 147,546 people, 61,303 households, 38,384 families residing in the county; the population density was 345.0 inhabitants per square mile. There were 65,756 housing units at an average density of 153.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the county was 81.6% white, 9.0% black or African American, 1.6% Asian, 0.3% American Indian, 4.4% from other races, 3.0% from two or more races. Those of Hispanic or Latino origin made up 11.6% of the population. In terms of ancestry, 25.9% were German, 14.2% were Irish, 8.7% were English, 6.8% were Swedish, 5.2% were American. Of the 61,303 households, 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 12.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 37.4% were non-families, 31.6% of all households were made up of individuals.

The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.93. The median age was 40.0 years. The median income for a household in the county was $46,226 and the median income for a family was $58,962. Males had a median income of $42,548 versus $31,917 for females; the per capita income for the county was $25,071. About 8.7% of families and 12.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 7.1% of those age 65 or over. At one time Mississippi Valley Airlines had its headquarters in Quad City Airport in the county. John Deere is headquartered in Moline. East Moline Moline Rock Island Silvis Coyne Center Rock Island Arsenal Buffalo Prairie Campbell's Island Castle Junction Edgington Ginger Hill Illinois City Joslin Taylor Ridge Rock Island County is divided into eighteen townships: Prior to 1932, Rock Island County was a Republican stronghold in presidential elections, backing the party's candidate in every election from 1892 to 1928. From 1932 on, it has backed Democratic Party presidential candidates outside of four national Republican landslides.

In 2016, Donald Trump managed to keep Hillary Clinton to a single digit margin of victory, the first Republican to do so since Ronald Reagan in 1984. National Register of Historic Places listings in Rock Island County, Illinois Quad City International Airport Portrait and Biographical Album of Rock Island County, Illinois: Containing Full-Page Portraits and Biographical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens of the County, Together with Portraits and Biographies of All the Governors of Illinois, of the Presidents of the United States. Chicago: Biographical Publishing Co. 1885. Official county website Rock Island County Historical Society

Perth railway station (Scotland)

Perth railway station is a railway station located in the city of Perth, Scotland. The station, designed by Sir William Tite, won an architecture prize, it has seven platforms. There are two entrances; the ticket office and café are between Platforms 2 and 3. The original main concourse was between the current Platforms 4 and 7, the station was covered by a large overall roof, which still exists in a reduced form. There used to be nine platforms. Ticket barriers are in operation; the station was opened by the Scottish Central Railway in 1848. The terminus of the SCR main line from Greenhill Junction near Glasgow, it soon became a junction of some importance with the arrival of the Dundee and Perth Railway from Dundee, the Edinburgh and Northern Railway from Ladybank on the Fife coast and the Scottish Midland Junction Railway from Forfar within months. Subsequent construction by the Perth and Dunkeld Railway and the Perth, Almond Valley and Methven Railway added further lines into/out of the city, with the former becoming part of what is now the Highland Main Line to Inverness.

The SMJR meanwhile would become part of a through route to Aberdeen by 1856, thus giving Perth travellers easy access to all of the major Scottish cities. All of these lines, apart from the E&NR would be taken over by the Caledonian Railway, though the Highland Railway and North British Railway had access by means of running powers from Stanley Junction and Hilton Junction respectively; the NBR would subsequently open a more direct route to the Scottish capital than the Caledonian's route via Stirling and the central lowlands in 1890 - this left the existing Ladybank line at Bridge of Earn and headed south via Glenfarg to Mawcarse, where it joined the Fife and Kinross Railway's line to Kinross. Trains could travel via Cowdenbeath and the newly opened Forth Rail Bridge to reach Edinburgh; the Almond Valley line to Crieff & Methven was an early post-nationalisation casualty, closing to passengers in October 1951. The Ladybank service followed suit in September 1955; the major losses though came as the result of the Beeching Axe and its aftermath in the mid-to-late 1960s, with the ex-SMJR main line to Kinnaber Junction via Coupar Angus and Forfar being closed to passenger traffic on 4 September 1967.

The Aviemore to Forres section of the Highland Main Line had been closed two years earlier, several local stations in the area were shut down around this time. A further significant closure came on 5 January 1970, when the Glenfarg line to Kinross and Cowdenbeath was abandoned in favour of the older but less direct line via Stirling; this route had been recommended for retention and development in the Beeching Report, but its removal allowed the planned M90 motorway to occupy its former alignment in the Glenfarg area when it was built a few years later. The additional time penalty associated with the rerouting proved unpopular with Edinburgh travellers though and so in 1975, the old E&NR line to Ladybank was reopened by British Rail to provide a quicker alternative; this is the route followed by most Edinburgh services today, but the daytime and overnight trains to London still run via Stirling and Falkirk as the line via Ladybank and Kirckaldy is served by the Aberdeen to London services.

As mentioned above, the station has seven active platforms, but they are split into two distinct sections. Platforms 1 and 2 sit on the eastern side and are the busiest in the station due to them handling the Glasgow to Dundee and Aberdeen trains; these platforms are 20 miles 64 chains from Dundee. The two platform lines become single further east to cross the bridge spanning the Tay; the remainder of the platforms sit under the main train shed, the former HR/SMJR platforms once used by the Coupar Angus main line as well as services to the Highlands. This part of the station is 151 miles 25 chains from Carlisle. Platforms 4–7 are an island in the shape of the letter H, with two long platforms along each side, which can hold 23 and 21 coaches respectively. Platforms 5 and 6 are the bays at the southern end of the island, they can hold ten and eight coaches respectively; these disused bay platforms, which are 151 miles 36 chains from Carlisle, are the zero point for the Highland Main Line, although mileposts do not change until Stanley Junction.

Platform 3 is not part of this island, but is opposite platform 4 and adjoins platform 2. Platforms 3–7 now are used only by terminating trains from the Edinburgh direction and around a dozen trains per day each way on the Highland Main Line. There was once an extensive goods yard here, along with an engine shed and carriage sidings but only a small engineers depot remains in the downsized yard. Passenger services are operated by Abellio ScotRail, Caledonian Sleeper, London North Eastern Railway, the station is staffed throughout its opening hours. There are two main routes passing through the station - the Glasgow t

Juldeh Camara

Juldeh Camara is a griot, as well as an internationally followed blues musician and recording artist who has appeared on 21 albums. He is known for his instrumental virtuosity and for his collaborations with European and other artists, his instrument is an African one-string fiddle, known as Nyanyero in his native Fula language or Riti in the Wolof language. He grew up in West Africa, living with his blind father Serif, his father taught him to play. There is a family or local tradition that his father had his eyesight taken by Djinn in return for learning music from one, that the sound of the Djinn in can be found in Juldeh's music. Growing up in upper Gambia to a legendary ritti player Sheriff Camara, it was not until age 5, Juldeh Camara began watching his father play the nyanyeru, the ritti, it came a point the young Juldeh cried whenever his father refused to give the ritti to fiddle with it. As the father, Sheriff Camara continued his musical tours in Basse sometimes with reputable politicians like the former vice president of the Gambia Assan Musa Camara, by now Camara had started to fine-tune his fingers with the rhythm of the nyanyeru.

In June 2014, after touring with the band since late 2012, Camara appeared as part of the Sensational Space Shifters with Robert Plant at the 2014 Glastonbury Extravaganza. Juldeh Camara has appeared on the following albums: Ancient Heart - Mandinka & Fula Music of the Gambia Tramp Klapp Hiptodisiac Dee Ellington New-York Paris Dakar Gis Gis Millenium Drum Salute Kairo Sounds of the Gambia, various artists Moto Moto, Batanai Marimba Mudzimu Mudzimu, Batanai Marimba Madirisa, Daykil Chosan Group ZubopGambia Live, ZubopGambia The Drummer, Boka Halat Afro-Mandinka Soul, Seckou Keita Quartet Soul Science, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara Kanaké, Ebraima Tata Dindin Jobarteh Tell No Lies, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara The Trance Sessions, Justin Adams and Juldeh Camara In Trance - JuJu Traders, Julaba Kunda, Juldeh Camara, Griselda Sanderson lullaby and... THE CEASELESS ROAR, Robert Plant and The Sensational Space Shifters Page about ZubopGambia and their relationship with Juldeh Camara Another site that talks about ZubopGambia and Juldeh Camara